Four students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Aravaipa Campus

Ryan Young, Amber Hightower and Jamie BegayWINKELMAN, Ariz. - Four students from Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, during the campus's spring Phi Theta Kappa Induction.

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To be eligible for induction, students must compile a 3.5 grade point average.

The inductees were addressed by Diana Stirling, a distance learning operator at the Aravaipa Campus. Stirling's speech reflected on the various twists and turns that life can take, comparing life's journey to an image of a river delta.

"I like the idea of a river for several reasons," Stirling said. "One is that a natural river does not go in a straight line. Sometimes, in school, we get the impression that human progress is [linear]. We get this impression because we are taught the salient points in a linear process but it's much more like [a river]."

The students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa include:

• Jamie Begay
• Amber Hightower
• Leticia Reidhead
• Ryan Young

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918 and serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students.

The society provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.

Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters located in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada and Germany.

In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

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