Gwinnett Tech Inducts New Class for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

November 25, 2013

Gwinnett Tech Inducts New Class for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Gwinnett Technical College inducted its newest members into the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society last week, inviting 160 students to membership. The organization's membership now stands at 1,370 GTC scholars.

To be invited for membership, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of associate degree coursework with at least a 3.5 GPA.

"We are delighted to honor these high-achieving students and welcome them into this prestigious organization that supports and acknowledges their current achievements and provides them opportunities for additional growth and development," said Rebecca Alexander, Dean of Academic Affairs, Gwinnett Tech.

The Beta Rho Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was established at Gwinnett Tech in May 2009. The chapter promotes academic scholarship, leadership development and service. Dean Alexander, David Newton, and Jim Rafferty serve as faculty advisors for Gwinnett Tech's chapter.

Gwinnett Tech Board member Adam Walker, co-founder and CEO, Homestead Packaging Solutions, was the event's guest speaker. New officers for the chapter were introduced, including Rachelle Regenstein, Greensboro, Business Administrative Technology, who will serve as president; John Cummings, Dacula, Accounting, vice president; and Alitash Reyes, Lawrenceville, Culinary Arts, secretary and treasurer.

View the new inductees to Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.

Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, Peru, the British Virgin Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United Arab Emirates.

GTC offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate student options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

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