CCC Phi Theta Kappa Commit to Complete Pledge

Commit to Complete board signed by students from 2013The Clinton Community College Alpha Theta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa kicked off the semester with the Commit to Complete pledge signed by students, faculty and staff.  
 
The Commit to Complete pledge affirms the need for a dramatic increase in the number of individuals earning degrees and certification to fulfill critical local, state national and international goals. Participants commit to a change in the community college culture from an emphasis on access only to an emphasis on student success and college completion, to engage in development opportunities, and to help students by mentoring, encouraging and guiding them toward college completion. Students commit to attending class, being prepared, asking for help and engaging in discussions and assignments.
 
PTK Advisor Jane Marlowe commented, "Faculty and staff are committed to student completion, and this formalizes the effort. It is a natural progression, and energizes the students, faculty and staff to focus on completing a degree as a means to success."
 
Established by 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. Today, Phi Theta Kappa 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. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
 
PTK advisors include CCC instructors Jane Marlow, Shirley Turnis, and Gina Bielski. For more information, contact the college at 563-244-7001.