What is the Phi Theta Kappa, and how can you benefit from joining?
Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is an Honors Society focused on two year colleges. This fall semester, MATC joined the chapter and we have been assigned a chapter name - Beta Upsilon Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa, in addition to being an Honors Society, is also a service based organization. Some of the activities will benefit those in need, and others are just for fun. For example, some past activities included on October 17, 2012, members were asked to participate in the Bone Marrow Drive benefiting a former nursing student from MATC. Also, Phi Theta Kappa participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11, “KS Read to Preschoolers”, which entails visits to local preschools to read to children, and a silent auction to benefit Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is not only to “recognize and encourage scholarship”, but also to “provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming” (according to their website, www.ptk.org). If you are interested in finding out more about Phi Theta Kappa or the requirements to join, please contact Brian Koch and Dan Kirkpatrick at PTK@manhattantech.edu .