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May 29, 2009
Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Chartered at Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College has inducted 142 students into a new chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently chartered at the college.
The new inductees were honored at Gwinnett Tech's annual Awards Ceremony. The chapter's first officers will be Randall Litton, president; Pamela Graham, vice president; Dragana Zulfic, treasurer; Erin Harris, recording secretary; and Maria Seabolt, public relations secretary.
Gwinnett Tech instructors Gregory Allen, mathematics, and Kelly Spillman, psychology, will serve as advisors for the new Beta Rho Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Dr. Brooke Skelton, advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, served as the headquarters chartering representative.
"We're delighted to host a Phi Theta Kappa chapter and be able to extend this national honor to our deserving students," says Dr. Victoria Seals, dean of academic affairs at Gwinnett Tech. "In addition to recognition, membership affords them outstanding scholarship opportunities and the benefits of being a part of a community of scholars."
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.
To receive an invitation to membership in Phi Theta Kappa students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, must have a grade point average of 3.5; and adhere to the standards of the Society.
In order to charter a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a college must be a regionally accredited institution offering associate degree programs. Gwinnett Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate in applied science degree.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for more than $36 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by more than 680 senior institutions. In addition, Phi Theta Kappa offers members numerous opportunities for participation in honors programs, leadership training and community service.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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