DENVER, CO) Community College of Denver (CCD) announced the induction of 269 student scholars into the Alpha Mu Mu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for the fall 2011 class. Total membership is now 610.
In addition to honoring the new members of Phi Theta Kappa, the ceremony included a presentation by keynote speaker Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President Nancy McCallin who celebrated the student’s achievements and spoke on the advantages of a college education. CCCS President McCallin and CCD Interim President Cliff Richardson were made honorary members of the Alpha Mu Mu Chapter.
Profiles in Courage Awards, new this year, celebrate triumph over adversity and were given to Rayenna Baca, Renee Bryant, Thalia Diaz, Dulcie Long, and Cori Anne Munyon.
Phi Theta Kappa is currently represented at more than 600 colleges around the world. Its mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students; and, to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
“This is wonderful,” said William Ashcraft, Assistant Professor of History and advisor for the Alpha Mu Mu Chapter, “At CCD our students often juggle work, families, and school, all the while keeping their eye on the future and completing their college education. They are to be commended. Our future is in good hands with students of this caliber.”
Eligibility requirements for membership in Phi Theta Kappa include enrollment in an associate degree program, completion of 12 hours of college level coursework toward that degree, a grade point average of 3.5, an invitation to membership from their chapter and adherence to society moral standards.
The formal CCD Fall Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony was held November 16 on the Auraria Campus.
Community College of Denver (CCD) is a leading point of entry to higher education for the City and County of Denver. CCD provides a cost effective college education, along with access and opportunity for nontraditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.CCD.edu Information on occupations, rates for completion and placement, program costs and median loan debt can be found at www.ccd.edu/gainfulemployment