MCC-Longview's Phi Theta Kappa chapter inducted 73 new members into the campus honor society this past month. Those new members were surrounded by family and supporters who packed the MEl Aytes Education Center for the ceremony.
Here is what PTK's co-sponsor Jan Rog said about the event:
"The Mel Aytes Education Center was literally buzzing because of all the energy and intelligence this group brought. When the inductees stood up to sign the Phi Theta Kappa book and then light a candle of knowledge, they truly surrounded everyone in the audience. That was a a lovely moment."
The ceremony also honored more than 50 faculty and staff that current PTK members had identified as mentors who have helped them in their time at MCC-Longview.
PTK also presented a special recognition to MCC-Longview counselor Jim McGraw for his extraordinary work with PTK. The students all emphasized how Jim has helped not only each student but the entire school.
His "Distinguished Individual" award is a rare award, given only to those who have shown highest commitment and integrity in following PTK hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship, and Service.
For more photos from the event, be sure to check out the MCC-Longview photo blog.