Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducts 31 new members


Date Published: December 08, 2017

The Westmoreland County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society serving two-year colleges and associate degree granting institutions, inducted 31 new members at a ceremony held Dec. 5 at the college.

Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences & Public Service, Dr. Andrew Barnette, was a special guest and spoke at the ceremony.

He quoted noted author and PTK alum Wes Moore, telling the students, “We are not products of our environment; we’re products of our expectations.”

Barnette went on to say, “And Westmoreland expects great things from each and every one of you.”

Twelve of the new members participated in the ceremony.

To be eligible for election to the community college's PTK chapter, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours, either full- or part-time at Westmoreland, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

PTK Fall 2017 Induction

From left to right: Rachel Rice (Historian), Rachel Garris (Secretary), Brooke White (Vice President), Elana Capozzi (President), Dr. Kevin Kopper (advisor).