Eighty National Honor Society Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Eighty students will be inducted into the Tau Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Prince George’s Community College, December 7, 2-3 p.m., in Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum. PGCC alumna Allison Fluharty, past Tau Pi chapter president, will deliver student remarks. Fluharty is currently attending the University of Maryland, College Park on a Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship. Members represent every academic division of the college and majors including nursing and information technology as well as accounting and music. 

“Phi Theta Kappa is the primary student organization nationwide leading the charge to promote the importance and value of obtaining a community college degree or certificate,” said Melinda J. Frederick, co-advisor, Phi Theta Kappa Tau Pi chapter. “We are proud to recognize our students who have achieved such high levels of academic accomplishment,” she added.  

Honor Society members are required to have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and 15 general education credits.  Students need to complete two service projects during the academic year. In the fall, several members participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness of the disease. During the spring, students will volunteer to complete home improvements for residents of Prince George’s County through the national Christmas in April project. 

At the ceremony, inductees will take the Community College Completion Corps Pledge which promotes college completion.  

The mission of the Honors Program at Prince George’s Community College is to promote the intellectual growth and enrichment of academically outstanding students. The program offers a curriculum that challenges and stimulates students through special honors courses and unique learning opportunities. For more information about the Tau Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, contact Honors@pgcc.edu.   

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   

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