HCC Phi Theta Kappa Members
Inducted for Spring '11
Halifax Community College (HCC) held a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
International Honor Society Induction Ceremony, April 12.
The Alpha Eta Phi Chapter welcomed five new members into the
honor society this year.
members included Vincent Bellamy (Scotland Neck), Crissy
Garner (Roanoke Rapids), Jessica Hedspeth (Roanoke Rapids),
James Moriarty (Littleton) and James Simmons (Weldon).
Mary Davis with Halifax Regional Medical Center was the
guest speaker. “This has been a long journey for you. I know
you have taken initiative and that you want to make a
difference…Now, reflect on how you got where you are,” she
said to the inductees. “We are all born into this world and
we all make choices.” Davis encouraged students to enrich
their lives and the lives of those around them.
Alpha Eta Phi Chapter was chartered at HCC on April 1, 1982.
Since then, the chapter has inducted more than 500 members,
representing the top 10 percent of the student population.
To qualify for membership, students must be enrolled in an
associate degree program and must maintain a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (full-time) and 3.7
(part-time). Students must be of good moral character and
possess recognized qualities of leadership.
Currently, PTK is the largest honor
society in American higher education with more than two
million members and 1,200 chapters. It was established in
Missouri by two-year college presidents in 1918, and 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.
of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Alpha
Eta Phi Chapter were inducted on April 12. Pictured
are James Simmons, Jessica Hedspeth, Crissy Garner,
PTK Alpha Eta Phi Chapter Advisor Shaun Stokes,
Vincent Bellamy, and James Moriarty.