Sampson Community College announced the induction of 18 student scholars into the Beta Theta Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This increases the number of SCC members to 84.
In addition to honoring the new members of Phi Theta Kappa, the ceremony included special music by vocal performer, SCC Business Instructor, Bruce Creech.
Phi Theta Kappa is currently represented at more than 600 colleges around the world. Its mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students, and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
“An invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa is extended only to the student who demonstrates dedication and persistence, but this is just the first step in what this organization can offer,” said Emily Johnson, faculty, Transfer Department/English and co-advisor for the Beta Theta Zeta Chapter. “I have seen students develop leadership skills, serve their community and school, form partnerships with students who share their drive and thirst for success, and have a lot of fun.”
Eligibility requirements for membership in Phi Theta Kappa include enrollment in an associate degree program, completion of at least 12 hours of college level coursework toward that degree, a grade point average of 3.5, an invitation to membership from their chapter and adherence to society moral standards.
The formal SCC Spring 2014 Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony was held February 23rd.
Sampson Community College (SCC) is a leading point of entry to higher education for the City of Clinton and Sampson County. SCC provides a cost effective college education, along with access and opportunity for nontraditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.sampsoncc.edu.