CCC PTK providing "Winter Wishes" this November
The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter will be providing “Winter Wishes” to families in need this holiday season. The CCC Alpha Theta Beta chapter is an active group providing a variety of service projects such as maintaining a pollinator garden on campus, creating a Free Little Library at CCC, and volunteering at the summer Cancer Camp for Kids. Each year the CCC Alpha Theta Beta chapter also brings holiday cheer to members of our military by sending thousands of cards to the troops serving overseas, and recovering in Walter Reed Hospital.
November 11 is your opportunity to enjoy a great meal while supporting this active group. The CCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is holding a Culver’s fundraiser on Monday, November 11 from 4 - 8 p.m. Culver’s generously donates a portion of the sales during that time period to CCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Theta Beta chapter. Donations will support the new “Winter Wishes” program which allows people to sign up and purchase gift cards to support families facing childhood cancer. Donations can be made to the CCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapter or online at https://signup.com/go/OQJjYDi.
The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter Alpha Theta Beta will again collect holiday cards to send to our troops serving overseas and recovering in hospitals. The chapter started this Holiday Card tradition in 2010. The tradition has continued every year sending to those who have a connection to CCC or a CCC family member. The campus' Student Veteran Association collaborates with PTK by packing and mailing the box. Many of our cards are donated by faculty, staff and members of the community. The Holiday Card project was started in response to the chapter president’s suggestion to send cards to her son’s military unit overseas. The card writers include CCC staff, faculty and students.
CCC President Dr. Karen Vickers commented, “Our PTK chapter members have done such a nice job with community service projects that really touch the lives of others. We are hopeful many will job them at Culver’s and support their work. We are so appreciative of Culver’s and their support for these important projects.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters in all 50 states and around the world. The CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has earned the Five Star designation, considered the highest achievement awarded by PTK. The designation puts the mission of Phi Theta Kappa into action through five levels of engagement that progress from local, campus involvement to regional and international involvement. In addition to its annual honors ceremonies and related activities, the CCC chapter is involved in a number of community and charitable activities. Members also regularly attend regional and national conferences. To earn admission to Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to recognizing students for their accomplishment, it provides them an opportunity for personal development through programs based on four hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.
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