Shelby Wendland, Leah Pinson, and Beth Walther
In the Honors Program orientation, students will learn of the role Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society thematic two-year topic plays in the design of the HCC Honors courses. Both the faculty members and the program approach to each PTK two-year theme will be explained. The 2014-2016 cohort's PTK theme, "Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration", will be reflected in the design of each of the Honors courses and in the Honors Seminar courses. In each class, this topic will be addressed in a different manner according to the academic discipline of the course. Your research, ideas, and opinions will be required, and clear expression of your ideas will be central to your Honors class work. The PTK resources and theme are also explained on the PTK Web site.
All students in the Honors Program will complete an application for provisional membership in the Heartland chapter of Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society of the Two Year College. Visit the Student Engagement Office for more information. During the second semester, Honors Program students earning a 3.5 GPA can join PTK. Membership dues will be paid by the Honors Program. Visit PTK's Web site.