Published: March 25, 2013
Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will host a “Commit to Completion” signing event Wednesday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hampton campus. As part of a national initiative called College Completion Challenge, PTK invites students to gather in the campus courtyard to sign a mass pledge to complete their associate degrees or certificates before leaving community college for transfer to a four-year institution or to enter the job market. In the event of rain, activities will take place in the Library Gallery, Wythe Hall.
The organization also asks administrators, faculty and staff to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials.
As keynote speaker during the event, TNCC President John T. Dever will address the importance of college completion. Student support groups from the College will also be on hand to provide information about their services.
In April 2010 leaders of six national organizations representing the nation’s 1,200 community colleges signed The Call to Action, a pledge to increase student completion rates by 50 percent over the next decade. As a result, PTK launched the Community College Completion Corps. Learn more at www.cccompletioncorps.org .
Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, PTK is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,280 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, 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. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually. Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa at www.ptk.org .
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