4 students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at CAC’s Aravaipa Campus
By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist
WINKELMAN, Ariz. - Four students from Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus were rewarded for their excellence in the classroom on April 19 with induction into Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two Year Colleges.
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
To be eligible for induction, students must compile a 3.5 grade point average.
Amanda Carter, Kari Ramsey, Alex Villanueva and Lisa Walker were selected for induction.
Nancy Deegan, Central Arizona College's librarian, alum and guest speaker at the induction, offered valuable advice for the inductees during an impassioned speech before an audience of inductee friends and families as well as college administrators.
"Do your best to plan, but be flexible," she said. "It's not a race to get that degree, it's about the journey."
In addition, two CAC staff members were given recognition as honorary Phi Theta Kappa members. Jill Coleman and Evelyn Friend were chosen by the Alpha Theta Delta chapter for their dedication and contributions to Phi Theta Kappa.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918 and serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students.
The society provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.
Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two 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 Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.