North Platte Community College will induct a new round of students into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society this weekend.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the McDonald-Belton Theater on NPCC’s South Campus.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Jessie Allen. After her presentation, the inductees will be presented with yellow stoles to wear at commencement May 11.
Dr. Glynn Wolar, faculty advisor for Alpha Beta Theta, the college’s PTK chapter, said it is a tremendous honor for students to be asked to join the academic honor society – if for no other reason than there are numerous scholarship opportunities available exclusively to PTK members.
Inclusion also allows students to network with professionals at state and national conferences and is one more experience to list on a resume.
Those who advance to a four-year college or university may transfer into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for liberal arts and sciences.
This year’s inductees received personal invitations to join PTK because of their grade point average. To be considered, they had to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NPCC and have a GPA of at least 3.5. They will have to maintain a GPA of 3.25 to remain a PTK member.