Southern Student Recognized for Academic Excellence

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Chawndala Tackett has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year college students.

Tackett was honored along with 19 other students from across West Virginia during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion. The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS), along with First Lady Cathy Justice, honored each student individually for their academic success, determination, and commitment to their communities.

Tackett will graduate from Southern on Saturday, May 12, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management.

“Chawndala’s induction into Phi Theta Kappa is a tremendous honor, and she represents the best of our students,” Southern President, Dr. Robert Gunter, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments and her recognition.”

Phi Theta Kappa is a premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as both scholars and leaders. The honor society is made up of more than 3.2 million members with nearly 1,300 chapters in nine countries.