On Wednesday, May 8th at 3:00 pm, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Alpha Psi Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its 20th Induction Ceremony.
Today, as the official honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa has 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their two-year college experience.
Alpha Psi Mu, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Chapter, was chartered in 1993 and has inducted over 500 students as members. The Chapter performs both civic and charitable events. Entering with at least a 3.5 GPA and 12 credits earned in a degree program, the members donate time to a variety of civic and charitable events and projects. Among other projects, the Alpha Psi Mu chapter has held bake sales in celebration of Constitution Day and donated the proceeds to different charities and read to school children on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. During 2012, the Chapter participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring for the first time and collected 49 food items which were ultimately delivered to a local food pantry.
The late afternoon candlelight ceremony, hosted by Advisors: Ms Lynea Anderman and Mr. Mark Whitehead, was both meaningful and memorable. The traditional ceremony is shared by chapters around the world and, though each chapter provides its own personality; the history, traditions, standards, and ideals of the organization are all explained.
The class of 2013 includes 29 new student members and 1 honorary member.
Congratulations to our student inductees:
Bobby M. Dixon
Congratulations also to our Honorary Inductee: Rachelle Chaykin, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for Degree Program.