During a small dinner and induction ceremony, 10 of 38 new members of OSU Institute of Technology’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter were formally welcomed and accepted into the organization.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognizes students from two-year colleges and universities who have a high GPA and display personal integrity.
OSUIT’s PTK members volunteer with various campus events, participate in food drives for the community, and are active with Relay for Life in the Okmulgee area, according to advisors Rebekah Boudreaux and Michael Hass.
Here are what some of the newest members said about being a part of Phi Theta Kappa Beta Alpha Alpha chapter.
Ariel Adams, Information Technologies
“It is an honor being a part of PTK because it allows me to communicate with other academically inclined students to contribute to the community. As we help others, we gain leadership skills, learn how to work as a team, and better ourselves. Overall, PTK means that I can work with like-minded people to improve the world.”
John Burroughs, Information Technology
“My recent induction in the Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is a great honor for me. It means that I have achieved my goal to be outstanding academically. I hold high esteem for qualities such as integrity and reliability and am honored to have this membership as part of my story.”
Forrest Garner, Power Plant Technology
“Being a member of Phi Theta Kappa means a lot to me. It gives me a chance to meet new people and be a part of new experiences that I know will positively impact my future.”
Sheila Melson, Orthotics & Prosthetics
“Becoming a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society astonishes me. Growing up I had teachers left and right who made me feel like I wasn't going to amount to anything. The ones that did believe in me, I didn't believe because I already had it drilled into me that I couldn't do it. Being able to do well, and being recognized for it, makes me so completely happy. It makes me believe in myself and believe that I really can do anything I put my mind to.”
Dallas Pickle, Pre-Professional Studies with Pre-Nursing concentration
“It is an honor to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa Beta Alpha Alpha chapter. This opportunity will allow me to have more involvement in my community and on campus. I feel grateful to have been selected for membership in an organization with such a remarkable reputation.”
Melissa Sadler, Graphic Design
“First off, I didn't do so great in high school. So to be going back to school again, after becoming a mom and now being an adult learner—I'm 25— and to be doing well enough to be in an honor society, it makes my family proud and makes me happy to be doing so great. I found my passion, and it makes me excited for my future and my career. If I didn't love what I do, I wouldn't be in Phi Theta Kappa.”
Kaylee Williams, Pro-Tech
“It means quite a lot to me. I’m proving a lot of people wrong by going to college and then being able to be in a well-known honor society. It means I’m able to make my parents happy and proud.”