HCC students participate in Honors Institute


(Release: July 2, 2012) - Students in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently participated in the Middle States Region Officers’ Academy and Honors Institute.

This year’s institute was held at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pa. The purpose of the institute was to assist student officers in planning activities that encompass specific PTK initiatives. Student officers who attended the event included Allen Calvert, of Rohrersville; Heather Geary and Rick Howe, both of Boonsboro; Andrea Theodoru, of Smithsburg; Leann Tomlin, of Hagerstown; and Allie Villatoro, of Myersville.

In addition, Howe, the current president of PTK, was elected as the Maryland State President of the Middle States Region. He is the first regional student representative to be selected from HCC.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,270 chapters on college campuses across the United States and in various other countries around the world. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually. To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, go to www.ptk.org.

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Back row, from left: PTK student officer Allen Calvert; PTK co-advisor Sherry Donovan; and PTK student officers Heather Geary and Rick Howe.

Front row, from left: PTK student officers Leann Tomlin, Allie Villatoro, and Andrea Theodoru.