President’s Message

Being part of an organization such as Phi Theta Kappa is an honor, but it sometimes seems like a double-edged sword. While we had to be good students to earn an invitation to join, we have to remain good students to continue. And sometimes, when the end of the semester is fast approaching, one more obligation might feel like just too much. Why would anyone want to volunteer their time to tutor at the library, sing to senior citizens, plant a garden or clean up a highway? After all, we have HOMEWORK to do!!

Why? Because, at the end of the day, it is what we do that makes us who we are. Our chapter has an emphasis on leadership and service to our own local community. Our local chapter, right here, is where my seemingly small contribution can make a big difference. My contribution can have an affect on peoples’ lives here on campus and in the community. What I do, my actions, commitment and follow-through will make a difference in my life as well. I encourage all of our new inductees to get involved in at least one opportunity with the local chapter. Working together, we can make a difference.

Ellen Weiland
2012 President, Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Kappa Eta Chapter.