College of Technology Honor Society Wins Award



The College of Technology’s Beta Xi Sigma Chapter of the two-year honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, won a Pinnacle Award and Membership Scholarships from the national PTK Organization. The Pinnacle Award recognizes Phi Theta Kappa chapters for successfully enhancing their recruitment and orientation strategies. The Tech chapter increased its membership by 25% over last year.

“Another aspect of this award is that we will receive five Membership Scholarships,” said Vicki Petritz, Accounting Instructor, who, along with Tech Counselor, Cricket Pietsch, serve as Advisors to the Chapter. “These scholarships help pay membership fees for deserving eligible students who otherwise could not afford to join Phi Theta Kappa.”

The national honor society was established in 1918 in order 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. Membership is by invitation only and requires students to be enrolled in a two-year degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher with at least twelve college credits completed.

“I am very proud of our honor students,” said Dr. John M. Garic, Dean of the College of Technology. “I know how hard these students have worked to maintain their high grade point averages. I believe their recognition for this accomplishment is well-deserved.”