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  1. BETA IOTA RHO CHAPTER NEW MEMBER INFORMATION SESSION

  2. PHI THETA KAPPA • Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. • Incorporated in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is now the largest honor society in American higher education. • It has more than • 2 million members • 1,200 chapters NOT a fraternity/sorority

  3. BETA IOTA RHO • Beta Iota Rho is the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Luzerne County Community College. • Our chapter, chartered on December 12, 2000, is a member of the Middle States Region. • Currently, we have 287 members. Happy 10th Anniversary!

  4. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS • A student must: • be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at LCCC during Fall or Spring Semesters. • have a GPA of 3.5 or better. • have completed 12 hours or more of transfer level courses. Membership is Invitation Only

  5. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • As members of Phi Theta Kappa, students receive: • Eligibility for scholarships • including many excellent transfer scholarships to universities • @ $37 million each year • The right to wear honor regalia at graduation: • the gold and blue cords • the Golden Stole and tassel

  6. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • As members of Phi Theta Kappa, students receive: • Letters of Recommendation • Phi Theta Kappa certificate, transcript notation • Phi Theta Kappa diploma seal • A Golden Key pin • Subscription to Society publications • Press releases

  7. MEMBERSHIP FEES • $55 • 1-time only fee • no further monetary obligations • $45 to PTK • $5 to region • $5 to chapter

  8. SCHOLARSHIPS • Over $37 million in transfer scholarships • More than 700 colleges & universities • Free Access to scholarship search engines • College Fish.org • PTK scholarships • listed by state • listed by scholarship

  9. SCHOLARSHIPS • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship • Hites Transfer Scholarship • Guistewhite Scholarship • Leaders of Promise award • All-USA Academic teams • All-State Academic Team (PA)

  10. SCHOLARSHIPS • LOCAL Schools offering PTK scholarships: • Wilkes University • Marywood University • Misericordia University • Keystone College

  11. SCHOLARSHIPS • NEARBY Schools offering PTK scholarships: • Albright College • Dickinson College • Lebanon Valley • Philadelphia University • St. Joseph’s University • Villanova University

  12. SCHOLARSHIPS • Beta Iota Rho scholarship recipients: • Marc Incitti • 2010 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team award • (which has a scholarship for full tuition at any of the colleges part of the PA State System of Higher Learning) • Stephen Swicklick • LCCC's Outstanding Graduate Award of the 2010 Commencement • 2010 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team award

  13. FOUR HALLMARKS The Four Hallmarks of PTK are • Scholarship • Leadership • Fellowship • Service

  14. HALLMARKS in ACTION • Scholarship: • Honors Study topics • Honors in Action projects • Honors seminars • Honors Institute

  15. HALLMARKS in ACTION • Fellowship: • Networking • Chapter meetings • Chapter events • Regional meetings • Annual conventions

  16. HALLMARKS in ACTION • Service: • Chapter events, fundraisers, community service • Recent Events: • Honors in Action Project • Alzheimer’s disease @ Birchwood • Relay for Life • Park clean up • 2011 flood relief – winter weather wear drive

  17. HALLMARKS in ACTION • Leadership: • Active participation in the local chapter • Serving as chapter officer

  18. OFFICERS • Chapter President: Melissa Stanton • VP Service: Mary Buckley • VP Leadership: Katie Smith • VP Fellowship: Julie Neikam • VP Scholarship: Ryan Flaherty • Recording Secretary: Marc Incitti • Treasurer: Rainy Ann Boyle

  19. APPLYING • 3 Ways to Apply: • Mail to Dr. H • Slip under his office door • Accept, apply, & pay online @ ptk.org