Twenty-six Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) members, including a student from Asnuntuck Community College, will have their writing published in the 2019 issue of PTK’s online literary journal, Nota Bene. Five of the students will receive scholarships for their exemplary entries.

Nota Bene showcases the outstanding writing of Phi Theta Kappa members. More than 550 entries were submitted to the 2019 competition, which is judged by current and retired college faculty and staff from across the country. The digital issue will be available on this winter.

Victoria Orifice, a student at Asnuntuck, will have her writing piece “In Miles per Hour, the Speed of Light is, Like, a Lot” included in the journal. “Asnuntuck Community College and the New England Region of Phi Theta Kappa is so proud of Victoria!  She is a talented, intelligent woman who deserves this recognition. Her hard work shows, and we value all she does for our institution, says Asnuntuck’s CEO Michelle Coach, who also serves as New England Regional Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa. Victoria serves as one of six regional officers in New England for Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at