JACKSON, MS – Alumni associations of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were chartered in three states during 2014.
Director of Scholarship Operations Christin Grissom presented certificates to members of the new alumni association at Jackson State University on October 18.
They include (with charter dates):
- The Arizona Regional Alumni Association – July 26, 2014
- The Jackson State University Alumni Association, Mississippi – October 18, 2014
- The Beta Nu Chi Alumni Association, Western Technical College, Wisconsin – March 1, 2014
Courtney Taylor, Associate Director of Institutional Advancement, said the alumni association at Jackson State University was Phi Theta Kappa’s first at a historically black college or university.
University-based alumni associations support Phi Theta Kappa members as they approach and complete the transfer process from the community college to a university. Community-based alumni organizations provide help and encouragement to the current members of a two-year college chapter. A regional alumni association provides assistance to the chapters of a geographic region of Phi Theta Kappa.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.