Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New honor society chapter established at Bates

Bates' Associated Student Government is proud to announce the establishment of a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter, Beta Upsilon Omicron.

The international scholastic honor society for two-year college students is the largest in American higher education, with a mission to recognize and encourage academic achievement of two-year college students, and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Beta Upsilon Omicron is open to current students in associate degree-granting programs, who have completed 12 credits of 100-level courses, and who hold a GPA of 3.5. 

The new chapter will hold an inauguration ceremony, hosted by leaders from the national chapter in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Clyde Hupp Board Room.

"Bates is very proud to announce the inauguration of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter," says Keith Hawkins, faculty advisor for Beta Upsilon Omicron. "We look forward to making this inaugural year the first in many successful and exciting years to come."

Keith notes that many current students will receive a letter of invitation, which gives them their log-in information to enroll in the society. If students have questions, or if they have not received a letter, please feel free to contact the chapter's president, Biomedical Service Technician: Entry Level student Katie Wilkinson, or the faculty advisor Keith.

About Phi Theta Kappa
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.


  1. Great Job Chris Hanson and the ASG, Katie Wilkinson, Keith Hawkins, Faculty and Staff at Bates Technical College. Good luck to all you Beta Explorers!

  2. Lets not forget all the work of George Hill without his first push and paper work we would still be talking about it. Thanks George

    chris hansen