Reynolds Community College’s chapters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society held their annual spring induction ceremony on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library Technology Center at the Parham Road Campus. Students who have completed 12 transferable credit hours and have a 3.3 cumulative GPA at the college are invited to join PTK every fall and spring semester.Alpha Iota Beta Chapter President Tiffany Plumber opened the festivities and Reynolds President Gary Rhodes welcomed the audience. 103 new members were inducted, many of whom participated in the ceremony.
Dr. Corné Bekker, Regent University professor, delivered a motivational speech as the keynote speaker, addressing whether leaders are born or made.
“It has been shown that leaders are neither born nor made,” Bekker explained to the inductees. “Leadership is evolved. It is when someone looks at a follower and sees what no one else can see. Leadership is about motivating people to do the right thing, at the right time for the right reasons.”
In closing Bekker challenged the students, “You have been created by an almighty God to go forth and change this world. Look deep within yourself for that something that only you can bring to this world and if you rise up and are willing to take the charge to go forth and change the world, then the sky is the limit.”
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Reynolds has two chapters at the college. The Alpha Iota Beta chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Parham Road Campus and the Alpha Gamma Omicron chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Goochland and Downtown campuses. Reynolds has inducted 4,707 members since 1982.
For more information on PTK, visit – www.reynolds.edu/studentlife.