The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized in May at an induction ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.
The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.
A complete list of the 83 new members of PTK are listed on the Tunxis website. Those honored reside in Avon, Barkhamsted, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Cromwell, Durham, East Berlin, Ellington, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Manchester, Marion, Meriden, New Britain, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, North Haven, Old Lyme, Plainville, Plantsville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, Stratford, Tariffville, Torrington, Unionville, Weatogue, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Winsted & Wolcott.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.