Phi Theta Kappa opens opportunities
Writer: Suzette Farnum
At any given time, approximately 600 students at Leeward Community College are eligible for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, but surprisingly only a few have taken advantage of the benefits of this club.
Any student carrying at least a 3.5 grade point average and have taken at least 12 credits can reap the benefits available through membership in PTK. Membership allows eligibility to scholarship opportunities and even access to writing contests for scholarship monies.
“Membership in Phi Theta Kappa opens doors. It looks good on a resume, and on scholarship and job applications,” said Steve Laycock, the faculty advisor for PTK. “Phi Theta Kappa membership is recognized globally as an indication of consummate academic achievement. “
Grades aren’t the only thing that is emphasized in this club. The club organized a recent food drive held on the library concourse. Events such as the food drive allow members to connect with each other and reach out and help others in the community.
”It provides a venue for the development of leadership skills that will serve members well throughout their lives and enables members to give back to their communities, their society, their environment and their world through service,” Laycock said.
Students eligible for membership will receive an e-mail. More information is at http://emedia.leeward.