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STLCC-Wildwood PTK Chapter Welcomes 11 New Members

November 08, 2016

Wildwood PTK inductees  
STLCC-Wildwood inducted 11 new students into the Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

This fall 11 students at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood were inducted into the Beta Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges.

During the induction ceremony, Mike Dreith, Ed.D., associate provost of STLCC-Wildwood, encouraged students to feel empowered to pursue their education.

“I love education because it forces people make choices in their life,” he said. “If you want to achieve success, you better show up ready to win.”

Following Dreith’s remarks, Kerstyn Buehrig offered her own advice to students. Buehrig is a past president of PTK at STLCC-Wildwood and is currently on a full scholarship for nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

“You have to get involved and take advantage of every opportunity,” she said. “What you put into PTK is what you'll get out of it – and I’m proof of that.”

The ceremony concluded with individual recognition of the new members, a candle lighting recessional and the oath of membership.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 3 million members and 1,275 chapters located across the United States and around the world.
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of college students. 

STLCC-Wildwood’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was established in 2009. Since then, Beta Rho Epsilon has been recognized as a 5-Star chapter, which is the highest rating a chapter can achieve. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at STLCC-Wildwood, contact Kim Granger, professor of mathematics and faculty advisor, at kgranger@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2204.