by Laurie Hendricks
Posted on 3/25/2013
The Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony was held March 13th at the Bioscience and Health Sciences Auditorium on the Iowa Central campus.
The Lambda Kappa Chapter welcomed 60 new members.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members. Each year, approximately 100,000 students are inducted. Eligibility for members requires a student to complete 12 hours of college coursework and requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher. All PTK members must maintain a 3.25 GPA after joining.
The organization’s mission is to recognize and encourage academic excellence at community colleges and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development.
Samantha McClain is the advisor of the student-run organization at Iowa Central. This organization has focused on community service projects including an Easter egg hunt for the children of the community, making blankets for cancer survivors, and food drives for the local food bank.