Phi Theta Kappa honored Student of the Month Eric Deering today, awarding him a $25 Lowe’s gift card. Deering is a first-semester plumbing student, and was recommended by Drew Shands, the Plumbing department head.

Phi Theta Kappa students of the month must meet the following criteria:

  • Arrives on time or early to class
  • Leaves on time or late from class
  • Willingness to help other students succeed
  • Professionalism in both their daily actions and appearance
  • Good attendance record
  • Above average GPA

In addition to meeting these requirements, “Eric helps struggling students in all plumbing classes before school and at lunch time,” Shands said in his recommendation. “He has shown leadership qualities in the classroom, shop and at Ranken Community Development Corporation (RCDC), where he motivates other to perform the task at hand.”

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students at two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold:

  1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and;
  2. Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Members must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must complete ten hours of community service per year.

The next Phi Theta Kappa meeting will be held on Jan. 27, 2016 at 12 noon in Staley Auditorium. This meeting will include an induction ceremony for all new members.