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College faculty and students to celebrate honour society inductions

February 24, 2012

Over 200 Medicine Hat College students will become members of prestigious North American academic honour society Phi Theta Kappa on Monday, crossing the theatre stage in front of friends and family.

The twenty-first induction of the MHC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be the college’s largest induction ever, with 203 students joining the society. Over 2000 students have been inducted to date.

“Students are achieving their academic goals at Medicine Hat College, and Phi Theta Kappa is one way for them to be recognized for their accomplishments,” said Stuart Riley, chapter advisor. “We are proud to see our students succeed.”

In order to be invited, each student must take at least 12 credit hours in the semester and achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. The students are then sent an official invitation from the President’s Office at MHC.

Benefits include the availability of unique convocation regalia, a special seal on the graduate’s parchment, a reference letter and many other lifelong opportunities such as scholarships and other academic awards.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honour society in North American higher education with more than two million members and 1,250 chapters. There are three Canadian chapters, the oldest of which is the MHC chapter Alpha Tau Delta.

During the course of the academic year each chapter does community service projects that reflect the society’s hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Monday’s event will be a formal ceremony with guest speakers Linda Schwartz, vice president of academic and Craig Wood, registrar and director of students at MHC. Inductees will each be called to the stage and presented with a white rose to signify the honour they have achieved. Approximately 100 of the inducted students will be taking part in the ceremony.    

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Alpha Tau Delta Chapter
Medicine Hat College Theatre
Monday, February 27
6:30 p.m.