Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
April 3, 2006
The college’s Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa reached a milestone with its April induction ceremony. With 183 new members inducted at the ceremony, the Hudson Valley chapter surpassed the 2,000 mark for total inductees in the chapter since its inception at the college in 1988.
The stated mission of Phi Theta Kappa is:
“The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.”
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| Vivian Tortorici, Dean of School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, speaks to inductees.
|| Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew “Drew” Matonak (right) congratulates Anh Le (left) after her induction in Phi Theta Kappa.
| Geo Donahue, Vice President of Leadership for the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, explains the significance of the organization’s emblem.
|| Heather Rice (PTK Recording and Public Relations Officer), Mark Schmiedeshoff (PTK Advisor and Director of the Center for Careers and Employment), David Brannan (PTK President), Kelly Sweener (PTK Advisor and Director of the Center for Counseling and Transfer), Wendy Franklin (PTK Treasurer), David Scott (PTK Advisor and Associate Registrar), and Donahue (left to right) stand together for a photo.