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03/16/2020

EACC's Phi Theta Kappa Induction

The EACC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently held its new-member induction in the Lecture Hall on the EACC campus.  PTK members, Katherine Garner, Kaylie Uptigrove, and Jasmine Baker served as guest hosts for the event. Dr. Cathie Cline, EACC President, provided a welcome to the students and guests, and Michelle Wilson, Vice President for Transfer Education and Student Success, provided the closing remarks.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honorary society that bases its acceptance of members solely upon their academic achievement. Scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship are hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa members.

To be eligible for membership, students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an Associate Degree. The EACC chapter of PTK is Beta Zeta Gamma.

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievements of two-year college students. PTK provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,200 chapters located in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and Germany.

In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized PTK as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

EACC faculty member, Christy White, serves as the EACC chapter advisor for Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa students inducted in recent ceremony

Back row from left: Laynee Burnett, Kimya Anderson, Kayla Johnson, Eden May, Hannah Yarbrough, and Billy Sherman

Front row from left: Amanda Higgins, Jaynee-Claire Hill, Emily Hirons, Cayden Jones, Sarah May, Jamil Scott, and Markeriun Thompson

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