Nearly 100 National Honor Society Students Pledge to Complete Degrees

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Article by: Joe Clark,

 LARGO, Md.—Nearly 100 students will be inducted into Prince George’s Community College’s Tau Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. As the college continues to encourage every student to receive an associate degree or certificate, inductees will take the Community College Completion Corps Pledge which promotes college completion. Members represent every academic division of the college and majors including nursing and hospitality management as well as construction and engineering.

Honor Society students are required to have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and 15 general education credits as well as 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 semester, students will volunteer for the national project Christmas in April to complete home improvements for residents of Prince George’s County.

“Phi Theta Kappa is the primary student organization nation-wide 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.

Honorees will be recognized at a public ceremony, December 2, 2-3 p.m., in Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B and C.

The mission of the Prince George’s Community College Honors Program 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. Members of the college’s Honors Program are provided with many unique opportunities. For more information about the Tau Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, contact

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education (CAE2Y) designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the years 2010 to 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


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