The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognizes academic and personal excellence among associate degree students. Students who are currently enrolled, are recommended by the faculty, and have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher after completing 24 credit hours will be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa. The induction ceremony is in the spring and we generally get a group picture every graduation all decked out in our PTK stoles with our cap and gowns. We also attend Regional Conferences, Leadership Conferences, and the Honors Institute. The following conference is coming up this summer:
Carolinas Region Honors Institute
The Carolinas Region Honors Institute will be held over the weekend of July 20-22, 2018 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The 2018-2019 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Study Topic is: “Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change” and this event is a wonderful opportunity for chapters to explore the honors topic and discover new ways to implement Honors in Action while interacting with other members at the regional level. This institute also includes presentations on Phi Theta Kappa and Carolinas Region programs and initiatives.
For any other conference or application dates, please contact one of the PTK advisors listed below.
Book-a-thon at graduation: PTK members are asked to bring a book(s) and we stamp them as donations from WCC PTK then donate them locally. Some of the places that have received our book donations in past years were the Eastern NC Deaf School, Wesley Shelter, Woodard Charter School, Margaret Hearne Elementary, and the Boys and Girls Club.
We have helped with the Backpacks, served at the soup kitchen, donated can goods to local veterans, put on an Easter Egg Hunt for a local daycare, volunteered as helpers at an elementary school’s field day, had fundraisers at local restaurants, and are in the process of sharing kindness rocks around campus. We honor fellowship and service.
PTK also has given, for the first time in 2018, a scholarship to help a student in need with the application fee to join. There are many opportunities for those that choose to be involved.
2018 PTK Officers:
President – Rebecca Jenkins
Vice President – Mary Grace Fields
Secretary/Treasurer – Elizabeth Pridgen
Historian – Sarah Baker
Volunteer Coordinator – Beverly Carter