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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Chapter Earns International Recognition

June 5, 2014

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter won international recognition for its C4 Project at the PTK convention in Orlando this spring.

The Alpha Delta Mu Chapter was one of 30 to earn the Distinguished College Project honor and ranks as one of the top 100 chapters internationally.

Atlantic Cape was one of 19 community colleges to host a series of campus-based activities for the first-ever statewide NJ Community College Completion Challenge (NJ C4) kickoff week in October.

The NJ C4 initiative is an effort to increase the number of community college students completing their associate degrees and certificates so they have the credentials they need to successfully transfer to four-year colleges and universities to earn their bachelor’s degrees and enter careers that provide family-sustaining wages.  

“This is quite an honor and accomplishment for this chapter, and I know the students worked hard to make it happen,” said Holly Schultheis, club adviser.

Established by two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education today, with more than 2 million members and 1,300 chapters in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

Members must be a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape; have earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college; and hold a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.