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Cerro Coso Honor Society Receives Special Commendation
August 26, 2010
The Beta Kappa Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Cerro Coso Community College received special commendation during the Nevada/California Regional Convention for fulfilling all requirements to be named a "1 Star Chapter."
The Beta Kappa Chi Chapter at Cerro Coso encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides development opportunities through participation in leadership and services. "We are very proud of our Beta Kappa Chi members and the chapter's efforts in providing rewarding educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom," stated Jill Board, College President.
The Five Star Chapter Development Plan strives to strengthen successful chapters by providing guidelines for organization and program implementation which improve student engagement on campus, and recognizes progress in the attainment of the goals set by the chapter. Using the Five Start Plan, chapters enhance their strategies to recognize eligible students, provide significant personal and professional development opportunities for members, and build a working relationship with the college administration by becoming active on campus and in the community. Established in 2006 under the direction of founding advisor, Dr. Christine Swiridoff, the Cerro Coso Beta Kappa Chi Chapter was also recognized for achieving 1st Star status at the Society's recent Annual Convention.
All students currently enrolled at Cerro Coso with a minimum 3.5 GPA in 12 or more units of degree or transfer coursework are eligible to become members of Beta Kappa Chi. Phi Theta Kappa members must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA until graduation.
Phi Theta Kappa is the only scholastic honor society recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Members enjoy the benefits of recognition for their academic achievement, access to numerous scholarship opportunities, and opportunities to serve in leadership positions and in the community.
More information on the Beta Kappa Chi Chapter can be found on the Cerro Coso website at www.cerrocoso.edu.
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