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Phi Theta Kappa Induction
May 09, 2011
Ridgecrest, California - Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society held its induction ceremony for its newest members on April 29, 2011 at the Cerro Coso Community College's Learning Resource Center. Heather Ostash, Vice President of Student Affairs at Cerro Coso Community College, was the keynote speaker.
Ninety-five students were inducted into the Beta Kappa Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society at Cerro Coso Community College for the 2011-2012 academic year:
Phi Theta Kappa Officers for the 2011-2012 school year were sworn in and include: David Santiago, President; Elisa Preston, Leadership Officer; Loretta Christiansen, Service and Fellowship Officer; Julie Smith, Treasurer; Kimberly Word, Public Relations; Scott Barfield, Membership Officer; Sandy Smith, Recording Officer; Terri Jo Kumar, Scholarship Officers; Rex Winters, ASCC Representative, and Diana Thompson, KRV Representative.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the Two Year College, founded in 1918. Its mission is to encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide development opportunities through participation in leadership and service. Cerro Coso joined Phi Theta Kappa and established the Beta Kappa Chi chapter in 2006.
These students earned the privilege to join Phi Theta Kappa based on their academic excellence, earning at least a 3.5 grade point average in degree- and transfer-level courses, making them the top 10% of Cerro Coso Community College students. By joining Phi Theta Kappa, they become life-long members of the world's largest honors society, have access to over $36 million in scholarships, and join an outstanding fellowship of scholars.
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