Phi Theta Kappa inducts 73 students into honor society


Inductees pose for photos after receiving their Phi Theta Kappa certificates. Photo credit: Benjamin Pecka

The Alpha Epsilon Sigma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted 73 students from MCTC at a ceremony held on Nov. 15.

PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges and academic programs. Students with a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA with 12 or more earned credits are eligible for the society.

Three of these new members are current editors or staff at CCN.

Troy Dvorak, a professor in the Psychology Department, and Francie Bubna-Walker, coordinator in Starting Point Tutoring Center, greeted the events guests and the MCTC Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly, performed the Phi Theta Kappa Anthem.

MCTC President Dr. Sharon Pierce listens to Marcus Kar, Youth Farm director, tell a story about a young person taking responsibility for destroying food in the garden. Photo credit: Benjamin Pecka

MCTC President Dr. Sharon Pierce and Vicky Knickerbocker, regional coordinator for PTK, praised the new inductees for their accomplishments and what it means to be a member of an honor society.

“I think Phi Theta Kappa students possess characteristics that should be cherished,” Knickerbocker said.

Chapter President Joetta Cook greets inductees and guests to the induction ceremony. Photo credit: Benjamin Pecka

To inquire about membership or eligibility, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Phi Theta Kappa membership”. Include your full name, student ID number, permanent address and email.