61 new members join international honor society
03.19.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez
Sixty-one students were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Gamma Zeta chapter at San Jacinto College.
Members and inductees heard encouraging and congratulatory words from guest speaker Dr. Eddie Weller, San Jacinto College honors program director, and keynote speaker Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College chancellor.
Established by the Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized PTK as the official honor society for two-year colleges. Today, PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, Canada, and Germany.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.