Albany – State University of New York Officer-In-Charge
John J. O’Connor and New York Community College Trustees Past President Anton N. Kasanof today honored 51 new
members of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa.
The purpose of Phi Theta
Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college
students. Members must have a GPA of between a 3.25 and 4.0 and must sustain high
academic standing throughout the two-year enrollment. In addition, members have
very strong records of service to the campus or greater community.
“I congratulate our students
for earning admittance to Phi Theta Kappa, one of the country’s most prestigious
academic honor societies for two-year colleges,” said O’Connor. “Together with
their families, the community college trustees, campus presidents, faculty and
staff, I am pleased to share in the celebration of the outstanding
accomplishments achieved by these students.”
“The New York
Community College Trustees are pleased to sponsor and organize the annual Phi
Theta Kappa Awards ceremony and to recognize the accomplishments of our most
outstanding students," said NYCCT Past President Anton N. Kasanof. "Recognition
by Phi Theta Kappa honors not only our students but also their families and all
the people who work so hard on the campuses - faculty, staff, administrators
and trustees - each and every day to provide an environment of academic
excellence and social awareness."
and Past President Kasanof honored the new
members at a ceremony today in Albany, jointly sponsored by NYCCT, the New York Community College
Association of Presidents (NYCCAP) and the Faculty Council of Community
Fifty-one students from 26 SUNY
and CUNY campuses were named to the prestigious international honor society.
of New Members
Phi Theta Kappa is the
largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.5 million
members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States,
territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.
For more information about
Phi Theta Kappa, please visit: www.phithetakappa.org
the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating nearly 440,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on