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Area Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at SCC

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Those inducted include, from left to right, back row: Austin Farmer, Somerset; Sherry Loveless, Somerset; Christopher Hollis, Somerset; Blake Eldridge, Waynesburg

From left to right, front row: Christina Wernke, Somerset; Dawn Davis, Williamsburg; Joney Denny, Stanford; Brentley Johnson, Somerset; William Rigney, Monticello

The Somerset Community College Omicron Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society for two-year colleges, recently held an induction ceremony for new members. 

To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa honors, a student must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA), as well as at least 12 transferable hours (hours that apply toward their degree).

Johnna Atkinson-Bigelow, an advisor for SCC’s local chapter, said “The Omicron Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has a rich history of success at the regional and international level. I am so excited for our new inductees to begin their journey and create what I am sure will be some of their best memories of their college experience.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with over 1,200 chapters on numerous college campuses. The mission of the organization is to “recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.”

“We are so proud of each of these students,” said Dr. Amanda Waterstrat, one of the SCC chapter advisors. “Not only does this induction into Phi Theta Kappa recognize the classroom success they have had, but it also provides these students with new, exciting opportunities to grow personally and professionally.”

Phi Theta Kappa provides numerous scholarship opportunities for members and also enables students to become part of a much larger network of scholars on a local, regional, national and international level.  Membership in Phi Theta Kappa guarantees access to exclusive benefits, recognition for outstanding academic accomplishments, and a competitive edge that helps ensure future success.