The Seward County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted15 new members on Sunday, February 4.
Rosa Strydom, Elizabeth Heathman, Courtney Eagan, Moises Alvarez, Blanca DeLaTorre, Huy Cam, Joel Berumen, Abby Lovato, Rogelio Pando, Obadiah Barnett, Jordan Cordrey, Cindy Lucero, Sheney Redmond, Javier Avitia and Valeria Corrales are the newest members of PTK, an the international honor society for community colleges.
To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 hours of college-level courses and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher after their first semester. Students must maintain a 3.0 to continue being a member.
While academics is the main focus of Phi Theta Kappa, there are other components as well such as developing leadership skills through community service. The SCCC chapter in past semesters have helped out at Crossroads Center, a horse therapy facility for people with disabilities and special needs, and El Rancho Excotia along with Pathways, another SCCC student organization.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
From left to right: Rosa Strydom, Elizabeth Heathman, Courtney Eagan, Moises Alvarez, Blanca DeLaTorre, Huy Cam, Joel Berumen, Abby Lovato and Rogelio Pando