April 23, 2012
Mesalands Community College inducted 27 new members to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Phi Theta Kappa is based on academic achievement and offers personal development through scholarship, service, fellowship, and leadership.
The guest speaker at the ceremony was Don Schutte, Attorney at Law in Tucumcari who encouraged the inductees to be proud of this honor.
“Today we are celebrating desire, commitment, and just plain hard word that have led to your academic excellence,” Schutte said. “Always be proud of your accomplishments that are being recognized today. Always look back on this day with pride and never underestimate the significance of this honor and privilege. Today is your day.”
Each candidate for membership in Phi Theta Kappa must have completed 12 semester hours that may lead to a declared Associate’s degree with a grade point average of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, be currently enrolled in six credit hours, and adhere to the school code. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained to remain in good standing.
“As leaders of Mesalands and leaders of our community, we encourage you to take part in enhancing the lives of others by providing service throughout your life,” Dr. Mildred Lovato, President of Mesalands said.
Phi Theta Kappa members at Mesalands recently volunteered at the Donor Appreciation Dinner at the College, and the Shrimp Boil..and All That Jazz “friendraiser”. Last semester they also assisted with the Fired Up event at the new Train Depot, the Altrusa Cash Party, and the Get Moving Quay County event, Mesalands Community College’s new inductees in Phi Theta Kappa:
Fall 2011 Inductees
Spring 2012 Inductees