by Alana J. Mauger
Montgomery County Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapters have achieved the distinction of Five Star Status this spring during the organization’s annual convention.
Alpha Kappa Zeta, based at the Central Campus in Blue Bell, and Beta Tau Lambda, based at the West Campus in Pottstown, both earned the highest level of recognition by progressing through PTK’s Five Star Chapter Development Plan.
As part of the plan, PTK chapter officers must develop and execute a business plan that optimizes the benefits and programs offered by their chapter while furthering the mission of Phi Theta Kappa nationally. Incorporated into the program are basic chapter administration, regional activities, an international service program, an honors study topic, Hallmark Awards, international activities and a college project.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honors society whose purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students attending two-year college. To be eligible for membership, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above and must have completed at least 12 credits.
The College’s PTK chapters operate through the College’s Office of Student Leadership and Involvement.