Students Inducted into PTK Honor Society

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Stanly Community College (SCC) held its annual induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society-Alpha Psi Upsilon Chapter. SCC’s chapter was chartered in 1993 to recognize outstanding academic accomplishments and encourage scholarships among two-year college students.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters located worldwide. The society awards numerous scholarships and promotes networking among members and opportunities to demonstrate excellence in a variety of formats such as PTK honors programs, leadership conferences and annual conventions.

In order to be invited for membership, students must earn a 3.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and must have completed at least 15 semester hours of credit toward an associate degree. Students must also keep a 3.50 GPA to adhere to eligibility requirements. Only 10 percent or less of the entire student population achieve such high standards.

PTK Advisor Tanya Nicks began the ceremony by welcoming family, friends, and guests. PTK Chapter President Jamie Dabbs gave opening remarks and PTK Vice-President Jasmine Benson introduced the guest speaker, SCC President Dr. Brenda Kays. The induction ceremony also included PTK Secretary Kirsten Thompson and PTK Advisor Tamara Maness.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a highly coveted honor that will enrich the student’s life while attending Stanly Community College and will remain a prestigious part of their professional life as he or she pursues further educational and career goals. In addition, each member will have the honor to wear the Phi Theta Kappa gold stole and tassel during graduation ceremonies. Students will also have the gold seal on their diploma and will receive notation of membership applied to their transcripts.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Tanya Nicks at (704) 991-0290 or Tamara Maness at (704) 991-0286.

PTK Officers

(L-R) PTK President Jamie Dabbs, PTK Secretary Kirsten Thompson, and PTK Vice President Jasmine Benson.

PTK Members

(L-R) Front row: PTK Advisor Tanya Nicks, and PTK Inductees; Patricia Ingram, Samantha Ledbetter, Macy Barfield, Jamie Dabbs, Cheyann Kimrey, Starla Hulin, Heather Walker, and PTK Advisor Tamara Maness. Back row: PTK Inductees; Austin Lambert, Brandi Walker, Kirsten Thompson, Lacrystal Peguese, Kylie Cook, Sarah Flanagan, and Jasmine Benson.