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An induction ceremony was held recently on East Central College's Union campus to welcome the newest members into its international honor society. Students were inducted into ECC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chi Delta chapter during the spring 2014 induction ceremony.


Forty-five students were inducted into the local chapter. Since the chapter at ECC was chartered in November 1970, 3,323 students have been inducted, including eight honorary members. The ceremony also featured a keynote address by Shirley Scarborough, who also serves as the co-advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Missouri Alumni Association.


“The ceremony marks a special honor for this group of students,” says Kevin Dixon, Chi Delta Chapter advisor, “I am proud of the students, they have worked hard to achieve the high G.P.A. and the induction into Phi Theta Kappa acknowledges their accomplishment.”


Annually, more than 90,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. The purpose of this honor society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students at two-year colleges. The society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.


To be eligible for membership, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of course work and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college.

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