Phi Theta Kappa welcomes 35 new inductees

by Devin O’Shaughnessy

FM inducted 35 students into the Phi Theta Kappa, an International Honor Society, on Nov. 3.

Photo by Amy Radik of students holding the candles during their pledge.

The mission statement, according to their official website, is “to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students.”

The website goes on to say “To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.”

Photo by Amy Radik of Eva Lundquist, a new member of PTK, signing the pledge book.

The honor society inducted a large group of students this semester, who have all received at least 12 college credits, and a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

One of the biggest benefits of being a member of Phi Theta Kappa is the scholarship opportunities. Students are able to apply for up to $91 million dollars in total scholarships to continue their education.

Photo by Amy Radik of Mike Deuel, President of PTK.

President of PTK, Mike Deuel said, “For some students, it’s not just about the scholarships. Students who are active members tend to learn good communication and leadership skills that will assist them in the workspace.”

In the press release provided by FM, FM President Dustin Swanger gave the 35 students a congratulations and a word of advice:

“I congratulate each of you on your academic success and ask that you continue to dedicate yourself not only to your academics but to your communities as well.”

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