Central Lakes College has inducted 18 more students into its chapter of the international two-year college honor society, Phi Theta Kappa.
The inductees, who have achieved eligibility in part by academic success, now belong to the Upsilon Omega chapter at the college in Brainerd and Staples.
PTK membership is accorded to students of high academic standing with the opportunity to benefit from scholarships awarded in pursuit of degrees following the completion of studies at CLC. Students in both liberal arts and sciences and career education programs are eligible for membership.
The latest inductees are:
Karissa Nelson and Pinchat Chatpaitoon (a native of Thailand), Pillager; Cassie Linder, Hutchinson; Dennis Lubins and Dustin Smith, Aitkin; Craig Marquette, Buffalo; Jacqueline Okroi, Hillman; Kelly Richert, Kristin Turcotte and Brittany Wegener, Baxter; Cory Schmieg, Big Stone City, S.D.; Kristina Solberg, Brainerd; Kimberly Strombeck, Isanti; Deanna Tatro, Pierz; Elizabeth Tesch, Milaca; Danielle Then, Randall; Nancy Vernon, Crosslake; and Jeffrey Wheeler, Little Falls.
PTK is the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters.
PTK fosters academic achievement and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.
Upsilon Omega at CLC has been an active organization in student life activities, advancing the PTK focus of voter registration and other issues related to cultural awareness. The chapter recently sold 200 dozen cookies in three days to earn several hundred dollars as a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.
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