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PTK and KBD Members Inducted

31 March 2014

On March 26, Pratt Community College inducted 27 new members into Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta inducted six. The chapter advisers of the two honor societies presided over the ceremony, which was attended by family and friends of the inductees in addition to PCC faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.

President Calvert gave brief opening remarks and challenged the inductees to set the bar for scholarship and leadership among their peers as they continue to pursue their education.

Tom Stephan, a National Football League line judge for 14 years gave the keynote address, speaking of his experiences both in the NFL and in the years leading up to it.

“I always give my best in every game, in both my professional work and when I volunteer at high school games,” said Stephan. “Every game is important to me. The ones who succeed are the ones who work passionately whether or not someone else is watching.”

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses around the world. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges.

Kappa Beta Delta is an honor society for business, management and administration majors at accredited two-year schools. Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact chapter adviser Leighanne Dean at leighanned@prattcc.edu. For more information about Kappa Beta Delta, contact chapter adviser Carol Ricke at carolr@prattcc.edu.