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May 24th, 2022

Twelve students inducted into GC's Alpha Omicron Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Front row, left to right: Kaylin Paugh. Second row: Alexandra Schofield, Olivia Warne, Rodney Reckart, Tobias Unger, and Dr. Richard Midcap, GC's president. Back row: Dr. Ryan Harrod, GC's dean of academic affairs and Anna James, PTK faculty advisor.

Not pictured are: Bobbie Roy, Kylie Mark, Tyrell Maust, Jacob Park, Whitney Reall, Aaliyah Rhodes, and Elizabeth Robinette

Last Tuesday, Garrett College welcomed 12 new members into the College's Alpha Omicron Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. A small ceremony and reception were held for the spring 2022 inductees and their family members at the McHenry campus of Garrett College.

The following students were inducted: Kylie Mark, Bobbie Roy, Grantsville; Tyrell Maust, Accident; Jacob Park, Kaylin Paugh, Whitney Reall, Rodney Reckart, Aaliyah Rhodes, and Elizabeth Robinette, all of Oakland; Alexandra Schofield, Mountain Lake Park; Tobias Unger, Oakland; and Olivia Warne, Swanton.

To be eligible for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA. Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership.

“This year's Phi Theta Kappa members were inducted into the honor society not because they were simply focused on getting a particular grade in a course, but because they were engaged learners who produced quality work, and their professors and instructors recognized that determination,” said Dr. Ryan Harrod, GC's dean of academic affairs. “Whether they plan to continue on at another institute of higher learning or enter the workforce after graduation, the hard work and motivation they embrace will be a foundation for success for the rest of their lives.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.

Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

Twelve Garrett College students were recently inducted into the College's Alpha Omicron Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.