Leeward's Alpha Lambda Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is continuing its "Agree to Degree" campaign through November 26, 2014. PTK Officers will be walking and driving around campus collecting students' pledges. Students who join the campaign and pledge that they will continue their education and pursue a degree or certificate, will be entered to win an iPad.
While the students pledges are being gathered, PTK faculty advisors will start gathering faculty and staff pledges to support student achievement of academic goals.
Heather Gottshall, president of Leeward's PTK chapter, explains their involvement, "Phi Theta Kappa's members are dedicated to help promote student success, and we are helping to raise awareness about their academics, because we truly believe that if students tell themselves that they are able to attain their academic goals than there is nothing that can get in their way. Students need to believe that they can complete their degree, and Leeward Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is proud to ensure that students receive this type of encouragement."
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.
Photo: Heather Gottshall and Coe Snyder