Phi Theta Kappa to Host “Pledge to
Statistics show the surest way for anyone to land a job in their
chosen field is to finish college and earn a degree or
And that's exactly what students at Northeast Alabama Community
College are promising to do -- signing a mass pledge to complete
their degrees and certifications before leaving community
college for transfer or to enter the job market.
On October 31 between 12:00 and 1:00 in the NACC Student Center
students will gather to sign the completion pledge, part of a
national community college movement. The event is being hosted
by the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society members are serving as the student arm of The Community
College Completion Corps, a national education initiative.
In April 2010 leaders of six national organizations representing
the nation's 1,200 community colleges signed The Call to Action,
a pledge to increase student completion rates by 50 percent over
the next decade. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was the only
student organization asked to participate.
In October 2010 the first White House Summit on Community
Colleges was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President
Joe Biden and a community college professor. President Obama,
philanthropist Melinda Gates and a host of speakers praised
community colleges for serving almost half of the nation's
college students and playing a pivotal role in educating the
The President has called for community colleges to produce an
additional 5 million degrees and certificates in the next 10
years, part of his goal to restore the United States as the
world's leader in college graduates.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson,
Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education
with 1,250 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United
States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of
the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the
British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S.
territorial possessions. More than two million students have
been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately
100,000 students inducted annually.
For more information about the event or Phi Theta Kappa, please
contact sponsor Brad Fricks at phone ext. *2271 or