25 students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus

By Guy Harrison, CAC Media & Marketing Specialist

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Twenty-five students from Central Arizona College's Superstition Mountain Campus were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two Year College.

Inductees were honored during the campus' spring Honors Convocation and Phi Theta Kappa Induction held at Mountain View Lutheran Church on Monday evening, April 25.

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.

"Life can be viewed as a hallway," Dr. Leslie Alexander, CAC faculty member and former Phi Theta Kappa inductee, said during an address to the inductees and honorees. "The choices before us are like the doors along a hallway. Phi Theta Kappa is one of those doors. You can join Phi Theta Kappa without opening that door, but why would you want to? You knocked on the door by filling out that application. Now, the door is wide open."

The students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa include:

Billie Jo Beaudry
• Kristina Bowman
• Tara Bowman
• Timothy Bowman
• Nicole Campbell
• Sarah Cook
• Catherine Dodd
• Andrew Dowding
• Michael Fjell
• Angel Gallegos
• Barbara Garcia-Auer
• Jamie Garrison
• Jenette Gutierrez
• Julie Hvidsten
• Genienne McNeal
• Heather Mendes
• Linda Miller
• Kathleen Petty
• Robin Pike
• Kimberly Rollins
• Kristen Schweitzer
• Ashley Smith
• Sarah Sykes
• David Thompson
• Jordyn Wiechens

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.

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