By Jada Yanek
NCC will be celebrating students as they are inducted into Beta Beta Chi – Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 30.
“Beta Beta Chi is the Monroe Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society,” Beta Beta Chi’s co-advisor Belinda Bartholomew said.
Every year, Beta Beta Chi participates in community projects, such as creating a bee and hummingbird garden, educating students on single stream recycling and presenting student panels with topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Bartholomew explained that Beta Beta Chi is currently working through Zoom but are still communicating with its on-ground contact Fran Boshell, assistant director of Student Life and Leadership Development at NCC.
Officially chartered on Dec. 8, 1996, Beta Beta Chi gives Monroe students the opportunity to actively participate in Phi Theta Kappa, where members strive to follow four hallmarks: fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service.
To become a full-time member of Beta Beta Chi, students must have 12 credits and a minimum 3.5 GPA. There is also an $85 fee.
Beta Beta Chi’s president Rebecca Ashdot said that her involvement with the organization has provided her with various opportunities that she believes will help her in the future. Because she is graduating in May, Ashdot will not be rerunning for president.
NCC Journalism major Kaitlyn Seawood will be one of the students inducted this month.
“I knew this was something I wanted to get involved with,” said Seawood, eager to continue sharpening her skills with the organization.
The Beta Beta Chi – Phi Theta Kappa induction will be held at 10 a.m. at Monroe campus in Pocono 108.