In December 1938 Louisburg College was granted a charter to form a Phi Theta Kappa chapter. This was the first scholarship fraternity established on campus and, 68 years later, Louisburg College still selects the students with the highest academic G.P.A. to become members of the prestigious PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges. We have over 1000 members of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter at Louisburg College.

On April 1, during Alumni Weekend 2006, 20 alumni members of PTK met on campus to launch the start of the Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Society. Joining them were three former advisors, Grady Snyder '50, Clara Frazier '55, and Martha Hedgepeth '93.

The goals for the PTK Alumni Society for are:

  • To establish a mentor program between alumni and student PTK members for assistance with careers and selecting a senior institution of higher education
  • To plan an annual on-campus networking event with PTK students and alumni
  • To establish a fund that will allow new inductees to borrow the PTK initiation fee if they cannot afford it, with the promise that they will pay back the fund so that future students can take advantage of the same benefit
  • To establish and raise funds for a PTK Endowed Scholarship that will be awarded to a Louisburg College student entering their 2nd year at Louisburg

All PTK alumni are encouraged to participate in these goals. If you are interested in serving, please contact Jamie Patrick in the Office of Alumni and Annual Giving at 919-497-3245, or send an email.

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