Phi Theta Kappa installs new officers

Initiation ceremonies for new members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were held April 25 at Lake Region State College.

For the 2018-2019 year, PTK has 60 members on campus, online, and at the Grand Forks Air Force Base location. 

The Key to Success honor was given to Dr. Cathleen Ruch and the TRiO Student Support Services team for being Key to the success our students experience. 

“Every year I look at how many students in the TRIO picture are wearing gold PTK stoles…and I know it is because their ability to inspire our students to be the best they can be!  They are definitely key to our institution,” said LRSC Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Teresa Tande.

Dr. Ruch was presented with a Phi Theta Kappa Key for the recognition. 

New officers were also inducted. Following last year’s trend of co-officers, this year the chapter chose to do the same.
Co-Presidents:        Justin Hoffman and Jakenda Short
Co-Vice-Presidents:    Chris Morstad and Sam Shumway
Co-Secretaries:        Sydney Hertlien and Angela Lee
Public Relations:    Ashlyn Weiz and Rachel Hill
Student Senate:        Jexley Porrata with Shad Mack as the substitute 

The chapter was busy this past year promoting the love of reading through three key activities including Gingerbread houses with books and an escape room fundraiser.

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society guarantees you access to benefits that will recognize your outstanding academic accomplishments and provide you with the competitive edge that helps ensure future success. These benefits are unmatched by any other collegiate honor society. In 2018 Phi Theta Kappa celebrates its 100th anniversary. 

The Society has grown from its humble beginnings to boast more than 3.5 million members in the United States and 10 sovereign nations. The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation awards $1.5 million in scholarships to members each year, and the Society has a renewed dedication to help all students succeed, regardless of their past mistakes or their end goals.