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Linn State inducts 35 to Phi Theta Kappa

Thirty-five Linn State Technical College students were recently inducted as members of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omicron Chapter.

The Alpha Phi Omicron Chapter began at Linn State in 1992.  “We are proud to continue the strong tradition of academic excellence throughout the past 20 years by inducting a new group of deserving students this year,” said Becky Dunn, LSTC Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

Linn State President Dr. Donald Claycomb was the guest speaker during the ceremony.  During his speech, Claycomb spoke about the humble beginnings of the college which was established 50 years ago in 1961.   In addition, he asked students to visit the base of the bronze eagle monument where they would find a plaque describing what it means to be an LSTC Eagle.   He was confident the students before him were prime examples of what it means to be an LSTC Eagle.

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students.  Each candidate for membership must have completed 12 semester hours of associate degree coursework, with a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and adhere to the school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the leading international honor society for two-year colleges.  Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters in the United State, Canada and Germany.

New Phi Theta Kappa members

With more than 35 academic programs, Linn State Technical College is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission to prepare students for profitable employment and a life of learning.  

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