Honors society encourages public to attend induction ceremony

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The event will include an inspirational video of faculty and students.

Shawntell Johnson


This college’s Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society will host an induction ceremony to recognize inspirational students and one professor from each department.

The ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of McAllister Fine Arts Center. There is no cost to attend, and the event will be open to the public. All attendees should wear business attire to the ceremony.

President Kim-Briana Lorine, speech and biology sophomore, said students should attend the ceremony because it is a great introduction to the PTK chapter. This year the chapter interviewed students and professors for a video about what inspires them to continue their academic career.

Lorine said she hopes the ceremony will encourage students to vote for their most inspirational professor and to recruit students seeking individual growth, leadership development and scholarship opportunities.

PTK members get the opportunity to travel and receive numerous scholarships.

“PTK rewards more scholarships than any other group on campus,” Lorine said.

Students must have 12 completed credit hours and a 3.5 GPA to join the society.

Lorine said PTK helped her overcome shyness. She said she used to always sit in the back of the classroom and hoped to never get called on. Before she joined PTK, she was terrified of public speaking; now she has gained more confidence in networking and talking to people.

Lorine said PTK gave her great motivation and that the $95 joining fee is worth it.


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