Those honored reside in Avon, Barkhamsted, Bloomfield, Bristol, Brookfield, Canton, Collinsville, East Hartford, East Windsor, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Harwinton, Middletown, New Britain, New Hartford, Plainville, Plantsville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Glastonbury, Southington, Stamford, Terryville, Torrington, Unionville, Waterbury, West Hartford, & Wolcott.
The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of 99 students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized on May 5 at two virtual induction ceremonies hosted by the college.
Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.0 GPA. About 130,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.
The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis provides opportunities for more than 300 members in leadership, community service, scholarly fellowship and academic excellence. The chapter was recognized this spring with a REACH Reward for membership development, given to chapters that achieve or exceed a 15 percent membership acceptance rate during the year. Each semester, student members participate in service and research projects to help their college and communities, and are eligible to apply for over $90 million in scholarships reserved exclusively for PTK members.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than three million members and 1,300 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.
Located in Farmington, Tunxis Community College offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
The new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence, are:
Juan Brito Veras