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Phi Theta Kappa Collects Gifts

Phi Theta Kappa members collect Christmas gifts to donate.Sixty area children will receive Christmas gifts thanks to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The student organization has once again participated in collecting gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree project. The angel trees were placed around campus just before Thanksgiving and WKCTC students, faculty, and staff bought gifts for their angels. PTK members coordinated the collection and delivery of the gifts to the Salvation Army, and through the generosity of the college community, sixty angels were sponsored this year.

This is a great project that allows us to better understand how we can be of assistance to those who are in need this time of year, said Dr. Kevin Gericke, PTK faculty advisor and associate professor of economics and statistics at WKCTC. It also gives the Phi Theta Kappa members the opportunity to develop leadership skills and provide service to the community.

WKCTC Phi Theta Kappa members Beth Baker and Annette Roethemeyer agreed. Its an honor to be in the Phi Theta Kappa organization and to be a part of the Salvation Angel Tree project, said Roethemeyer. Baker added, Its just so wonderful to know that these kids will have a Christmas that otherwise they wouldn'tt have had.

The Paducah-McCracken County Salvation Army appreciated the efforts of the college. We dont have to worry about getting sponsors for these kids because the college has made sure they will have a great Christmas, said local Salvation Army Captain Fallin Garrison.

Phi Theta Kappa at WKCTC has participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree project for the past three years and has been able to provide Christmas presents for over 200 children.It is the largest and most prestigious international honor society for students in two-year colleges. Based primarily upon academic achievement, membership offers students many opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development. The WKCTC Phi Theta Kappa chapter has 127 members.

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