Phi Theta Kappa values student success
By Julie Newell
Phi Theta Kappa is more than just a club, according to Club President Dakeyia Scott.
“Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society that recognizes academic success of community college students,” Scott said.
The club has regular meetings twice a month.
“Our general meetings are twice a month, every other Thursday at 12 p.m. via WebEx,” Scott said. “However, we are meeting more frequently since we are working on two major projects over the next month. The meetings are open to everyone who would like to attend, member or not.”
Scott said she joined the club the first semester she received an invitation.
“When I heard there was an honor society I made it a goal to be a part of it. My main reason was the lack of representation of Black women in prestigious circles and I wanted to show that we belong here.”
According to Club Adviser Margo Whalen, the club is currently working on some projects, fundraisers and service-learning events.
“Right now we are working on our Honors in Action and College Projects, Whalen said. “We are selling T-shirts as a fundraising activity.”
Scott said after they finish the projects the club will be working on a promotional video about LCC.
“We will be making a campus-wide video promoting the beauty and diversity of campus in hopes of changing any negative perspectives that one may have about community college, more specifically LCC,” Scott said. “We encourage all students to participate. They can message our adviser. … We will also be sending out more information in the future.”
Any enrolled student with at least 12 credits and a GPA of 3.25 or higher can join. Each semester all eligible students are sent an email invitation.
Any student interested in Phi Theta Kappa can contact Adviser Margo Whalen at email@example.com.