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Alexandria Campus Inducts Record Number of Phi Theta Kappa Members

April 8, 2008

Phi Theta Kappa officers, with Jack Lechelt (far left), President Robert G. Templin, Jr. (third from the left) and Pat Lunt (far right). Photo by Junko Waga, student historian for the Tau Nu Chapter.

On March 26, the Alexandria Campus inducted a record number of 143 students into the Tau Nu Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the spring semester. President Robert G. Templin, Jr. welcomed the new members into the Honor Society, mentioning that his own induction into Phi Theta Kappa as a community college student had a significant impact on his life. Jack Lechelt, assistant professor of government and keynote speaker for the induction ceremony, spoke to the new members about civic responsibility and encouraged them to continue involving themselves in leadership and community service in the future. Dean of Students Pat Lunt also attended the ceremony to congratulate the new Phi Theta Kappa members.

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