Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members

In front of a group of proud family and friends, Coahoma Community College’s Alpha Omicron Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted its newest group of initiates.

Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

-

Fri Nov 15, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

In front of a group of proud family and friends, Coahoma Community College’s Alpha Omicron Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted its newest group of initiates.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)  is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and community colleges. It also includes associate degree-granting programs offered by four-year colleges. It is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,250 chapters, in every state in the United States, U.S. Territories, British Virgin Islands, Marshall Islands, Canada, Germany, Federated States of Micronesia, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Palau, and Peru.

The induction ceremony, keynoted by Dr. Barbara Boschert, chair of the Department of Social Sciences, was filled with feel-good energy as thirteen Coahoma students received the coveted distinction.

Dr. Barbara BoshertBoschert believes that CCC’s greatest strength is its ability to academically prepare underprepared students for the next level of academia. During her address, Boschert challenged students to have grit, noting that it is a crucial determiner in being successful.

“Success requires hard work, preparation, and learning from failures. The keys to success are all heart, grit, and grind,” said Boschert, referencing a mantra from NBA player Tony Allen. “These three things are the keys to success.”

Boschert joined CCC in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Arkansas. Boschert also holds a master’s degree in History Education and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Delta State University.  In 2004, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards granted her national board certification to teach Social Studies to adolescents and young adults. She is also certified as a Master Teacher of Economics by the National Council of Economics Education.

“Never give up. Persevere! Grit is resilient. Resilience is the mental toughness to get up quickly when you fall down.” Boschert added. “Stumbling blocks will be put in your path. We all face failure and rejection. Get back up and learn. Keep on going!”

The new PTK inductees have plenty to gain from all those long hours of study and “grit.” Members benefit from access to scholarship opportunities, leadership experience, and a network of companies that offer discounts for products and services.

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

For more information about the Alpha Omicron Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, visit: http://www.coahomacc.edu/ptk

Click here to view more photos from the event.