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Halifax Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society traveled to the Northampton County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to deliver donations and a holiday program.

During November and December PTK members collected holiday donations from students, faculty and staff members, and community members. 

These donations included holiday blankets, winter clothing, crossword puzzles, coloring books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, treat bags for the staff members, and more.

PTK co-advisors Gary Redding and Ellen Divens accompanied PTK members Hailey Clemmons, Kearston Higgs, Jaheim Moody, Brianna O'Neal, and Arafat Qasem.

During the holiday program, O'Neal provided a welcome, Qasem performed two spirited holiday poems, and all of the PTK members helped to lead holiday songs and games.

PTK co-advisors and members enjoyed a reminiscence therapy session with the residents. The residents shared information about growing up in the region, past holidays with their families, their plans for 2023, and more.

Pauline Daye, activity coordinator for the nursing and rehabilitation center, said, “We truly appreciate today’s donations and holiday program. You all brought so much joy and fun to us.”

PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly community colleges and junior colleges. 

The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. 

To achieve this purpose, PTK provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.