Phi Theta Kappa is the foremost honor society recognizing academic excellence in two-year college students. Its goals include promoting scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service amongst members. Benefits of membership include access to Phi Theta Kappa scholarships. Our LLCC chapter has a strong history of service projects benefiting both the College and the Central Illinois community.
The goals of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are:
- To recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students.
- To provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
- President: Joey Gallo
- Vice President of Service: AJ Colletti
- Vice President of Scholarship: vacant
- Vice President of Fellowship: Caitlin Little
- Secretary: Jesse Dees
- Treasurer: Luke Adams
- Public Relations Officer: Dee Goings
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History of Honors in Action Service Project
|Year||Project (fall semester)||Project Description||Chapter
|Hope Learning Academy sensory toy drive||Toy drive to collect sensory-friendly toys to donate to Hope Autism Clinic and Hope Learning Academy Springfield||Joshua Hughes (fall 2022); Joey Gallo (spring 2023)||Gillian Bauer, Claire Gordon|
|Organ donation||On-campus event promoting organ donation with speakers from the Secretary of State, a transplant recipient and parents of a donor. Included registry signup.||Sara Waller||Claire Gordon, Don Ecklund|
|2020-21||Phoenix Center fundraiser||Virtual event to raise awareness about issues facing LGBTQ youth and raise month for the Phoenix Center.||Julia Kienzler||Claire Gordon, Don Ecklund|
|2019-20||Habitat for Humanity||Planned to donate patio tomato plants to interested Habitat homeowners. Postponed due to COVID-19.||Meredith Niermann||Claire Gordon, Don Ecklund|
|2018-19||Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery||Diaper Drive to collect needed items and raise awareness about the nursery.||Ryan Archibald||Claire Gordon, Don Ecklund|
|2017-18||Organ donation||On-campus event promoting organ donation with speakers from Secretary of State, transplant recipient, and parents of a donor. Included registry signup.||Evon Dionne||Claire Gordon, Tim Humphrey, Don Ecklund|
|2016-17||Portrayals of women in media||Hosted screening of "Miss Representation" documentary and led post-film discussion and Q&A.||Josie Smith||Claire Gordon, Tim Humphrey, Don Ecklund|
|2015-16||Hope School||Students and aides visited LLCC for Chem Lab demonstrations by Chem Club and PTK members.||Keith Treadwell (fall 2015), David Western (spring 2016)||Claire Gordon, Tim Humphrey, Don Ecklund|
|2014-15||Ronald McDonald House||Officers and advisors prepared meals for guests.||Melissa Plummer||Claire Gordon, Tim Humphrey, Don Ecklund|
|2013-14||Henson Robinson Zoo fundraisers||Three fundraisers in spring 2014. Major fundraiser in December 2013 canceled due to snow.||Mary Flesch, Elizabeth M. Flesch||David Laubersheimer (through 1/31/2014); Claire Gordon, Don Ecklund (as of 2/1/2014)|