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PTK plans busy semester at HCC

The members of Hagerstown Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Pi Theta, will be very busy in the coming semester. Fortunately, the stringent eligibility requirements single out the most competent students, capable of balancing academic and social responsibilities with service to the campus and community. In the fall semester, PTK members raised money for two local families to celebrate the holidays and spearheaded a book drive to donate or recycle used textbooks. This upcoming semester, they aim to continue their philanthropic and environmental efforts while increasing their dedication to scholarship within the community.

In February, Phi Theta Kappa members will raise money for Habitat for Humanity through the Women Build Bonanza and travel to Long Branch, New Jersey to participate in the annual Middle States Regional Conference. The month of March holds more challenges, as members will collaborate with HCC staff and members of local businesses to hold the “Cash In Your Resume” workshop, which will explore various resources available to increase marketability in even the toughest economic climate. Also in March, PTK members will work with other groups on campus to show support for soldiers fighting overseas with ties to our own community.

With April showers come major fund raisers for The March of Dimes and Relay for Life. HCC will be hosting Relay for Life on April 23 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and the campus aims to prove how a dedicated collegiate body can change the world, one problem at a time. April also holds the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Conference. Members will participate in Disney’s “Give a day, get a Disney day” promotion to ensure there will be fun as well as learning on the trip!
 
HCC holds graduation on May 15, and this will allow members to showcase the honors they’ve received over the course of their Phi Theta Kappa membership and encourage members and campus peers to increase or maintain high academic standards. Throughout the year, members will continually focus on ways to make an impact in their community. Pi Theta members endeavor to prove Margaret Mead’s enduring statement, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 

For more information about upcoming PTK events, contact PTK member Emily Mayhugh at
pariahlao24@msn.com.