Louisburg College inducted 40 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in a ceremony Monday evening recognizing academic achievement.
As names were called, each student stepped up to receive a gold stole from PTK Advisor Candace Jones, then signed the Gamma Upsilon Chapter Record Book and lit a candle, a symbol of the torch of knowledge.
Family, faculty and staff crowded into Benson Chapel to watch the induction. The 40 new members join 21 classmates who were previously inducted into PTK. To be invited into the honor society, students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and have completed at least 12 hours of coursework.
PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education. Louisburg College, established in 1787, is the oldest private two-year college in the nation. Related by faith to the United Methodist Church, the College is committed to offering a supportive community which nurtures young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, physically and spiritually.
Students inducted to PTK in Spring 2017: