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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at NOVA-Manassas collects diapers for underprivileged families

Mariya Podeyko of Warrenton, Oleksandra Haleblian of Manassas and Ximena Smith of Centreville organized a diaper collection for underprivileged families.The students serve as officers for the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappaat Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus.

The Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently held a diaper drive for underprivileged families and collected more items than any other Virginia chapter. The chapter from the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College collected 786 diapers and wipes which were donated to the Consortium for Infant and Child Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

The fundraiser was conducted as part of the Phi Theta Kappa Virginia Regional Honors in Action Academy held in Virginia Beach Oct. 4 to 7. The Manassas Campus chapter serves as Virginia State Secretary for the honor society.

Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,280 chapters on college campuses in every U.S. state, plus Canada, Germany, Republic of Palau, Peru, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, British Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.