Welcome to the Fall 2017 semester from SUNY Broome’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Welcome from the President of SUNY Broome’s Two-Year International Honor Society

Orion Barber, chapter president of SUNY Broome's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Orion Barber, chapter president of SUNY Broome’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Hello, my name is Orion Barber and I am the chapter president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Congratulations on your outstanding performance of a 3.5 or higher GPA, and welcome to Phi Theta Kappa.

By becoming a Phi Theta Kappan, you have entered an honor society that is recognized by colleges around the world, greatly improving your chances for winning awards, scholarships (some of which are exclusive to Phi Theta Kappans only) and getting accepted into your number 1 four-year college. If you wish to go to work after you graduate from SUNY Broome, then earning membership in Phi Theta Kappa will look good on your resume and impress your potential employer, but that is only the surface of what our organization is about.

Phi Theta Kappa has much to offer for those who work hard; much more than what can be stated in just a few short paragraphs. Our members have won SUNY Chancellor’s awards, Hallmark awards, and prestigious scholarships on and off campus. If you want to learn more you can contact me with any questions you may have by emailing me at barberon@acad.sunybroome.edu, or finding me on Facebook; I am looking forward to hearing from you and congratulations again on your academic achievements!

A Message from the Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Adviser

Congratulations on being inducted into our campus chapter of the International Two-Year Honor Society known as Phi Theta Kappa! Your academic achievements have brought you into the fellowship of other student scholars. Like you, they are dedicated, hard-working and on their way to even greater achievement.

I urge you to build on your success at SUNY Broome by applying for scholarships on campus and making sure that you have a plan to transfer to a year college. You clearly have the talent and ability to go on for a baccalaureate degree…and much more.

Here’s hoping you are setting about creating a great Fall….doing well in classes, applying for scholarships or preparing to transfer. Whether it’s an Ivy League university, Binghamton University or thousands of colleges/universities across the nation, your achievements in Phi Theta Kappa are recognized. For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, be sure to go to the international website regularly at: www.ptk.org

Best regards for a great semester,

Professor I.J. Byrnes – Faculty Adviser to Phi Theta Kappa

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Meet our new 2017-2018 Executive Board Members!                                                                                   

Becoming a Member of Phi Theta Kappa

Membership in SUNY Broome’s two-year international honor society is by invitation only, based on academic performance and college credits. A free information sheet regarding the honor society is available at our second floor bulletin board in Titchener Hall. Invitations to join Phi Theta Kappa are extended by the college president. Phi Theta Kappa at SUNY Broome is an award winning honor society whose members have been honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award, International and New York State Region Hallmark Awards for Excellence, the Gold Scholar Award, the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, the All-USA and All-New York Academic Team, among other recognitions.

Phi Theta Kappa Sponsored Events on Campus, Fall 2017

Great Books Discussion, a weekly student-faculty literary discussion groups that meets Fridays at Noon, LA Conference Room, Titchener Hall, 210. First meeting is Friday, September 8

International Film Series Film screenings are held selected Wednesdays starting September 20 through December 6 in Titchener Hall starting at 7 p.m. There are 6 films in the series

Mickey Mouse Monopoly Panel Discussion and Common Hour, Thursday September 21, 11 a.m., T-102

Orientation Meeting, Induction Reception are invitation only events for prospective members whose academic credentials have made them eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa

Have a great start to the semester!