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10/29/2010

Honor society inducts 35 new members

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona Colleges chapter of the national two-year honor society known as Phi Theta Kappa inducted 35 new members at its annual induction ceremony held on the Thatcher campus last week. [EAC Lori Dugan photo.]
 

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona Colleges chapter of the national two-year honor society known as Phi Theta Kappa inducted 35 new members at its annual induction ceremony held on the Thatcher campus last week.

The American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929, says the clubs co-adviser and EAC counselor, Kenny Smith. Since that time, PTK chapters have been established in all 50 states.

EACs chapter, dubbed the Lambda Omicron chapter, was founded in 1960 and is the longest running chapter of the club in the entire state of Arizona.

Others in attendance at the ceremony included the clubs officers; special guest speaker, Dr. Eric Curtis; EAC dean of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Janice Lawhorn; and the clubs other co-adviser, Tonka Curtis.

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