The GRCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted the annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, bringing new members into the organization. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for community colleges. Our local chapter, Alpha Upsilon Kappa (AUK) was excited to bring in such a large group of new members into the chapter. We had 34 of them in attendance with their family and friends for this event. With over 90 in attendance it was our largest induction ceremony so far.
Our AUK student leadership team (Mandy Boos & Daniel Ridderbos) did a presentation about PTK and how students can take advantage of all that it has to offer. We had two guest speakers, former PTK regional leaders, James & Danae Doub, who shared how PTK has helped them in their professional life again reinforcing the benefits of being a part of the organization and all it has to offer.
GRCC’s AUK chapter achieved a 5 star status this year (the highest honor) for our work in 2015 and was voted most improved chapter in Michigan for 2014. We will be going to the national PTK conference “Nerd Nation” in April to present at one of the educational forums and are very excited about this opportunity.