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Twenty Join the Honor Society of Phi Theta Kappa

In a ceremony held yesterday December 1 2016, at the Paraquita Bay campus of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), twenty students were inducted into the Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for the Fall 2016 semester. Among the new inductees five members of the highly raved Stingray Singers Band earned the academic recognition to be members of the honor society.  

Students with at least 12 hours of degree course work and a minimum GPA of 3.4 receive membership based on their superior academic achievement which is conferred only by invitation by the local Chapter. To remain a member, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education for two-year colleges with over two million members in over 1,300 community colleges in eight (8) nations around the world from as far as the Middle East, Europe, Canada, USA to the door steps of the BVI.  Membership not only provides students with permanent recognition for their academic excellence but also provides opportunities to gain access to approximately $37 million in transfer scholarships offered to PTK members by more than 700 four-year colleges and universities, discounts on study aids, career preparation and more which students of HLSCC have benefited from.


College President Dr. Janet Smith said in her remarks to the inductees “I challenge all of you stay focused on your education, work hard and finish your degrees so that one day, one of you can be that HLSCC student that wins a Nobel Prize.”  Associate Vice President Dr. Sauda Smith outlined to the students that they should feel proud of their new membership with the society. Dr. Sauda Smith remarked, “the HLSCC chapter also known as the “BOS” chapter is now in its 10th year with over 300 members, and can be classified as being one of the most decorated chapters by the distinction of being the only chapter outside of the United States and Canada to achieve five stars out of the five star chapter development system, the only chapter outside the United States to be named in the top 100 chapters, having an International Vice President, an Association of Chapter Advisors Immediate Past President, a Member of the Honors Programme Council, a Paragon New Advisor, two Distinguished Advisors, and one Marshall Award winner. This honor society is a place where opportunities begin and it’s ok to be smart.”

The new inductees were Attica Pompey, Brittany Singh, Jadon Headlam, Jaikarra Persaud, Kitwan Maduro, Kymani Jones, Nathan Hackshaw, Ricosha Penn, Teaunna Hodge, Thea Cooke, Wrisberg DeLeon Vanterpool, Azarae Norman, Jahmaine Liburd, Jalezcia Smith, Judy Jeremiah, Krista Grant, Kylah Dawson, Shania Modeste, Tamaal Donovan and Wrinisck DeLeon Vanterpool.


  • Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to one of the CERTIFICATE or DEGREE LEVEL PROGRAMMES, a student should have graduated from High School with CXC or GCE required grades, or High School Certificate or Diploma.  No student will be allowed to register for a CERTIFICATE or DEGREE LEVEL PROGRAMME unless the above requirements have been satisfied.  While there are no stipulated admission requirements to any of the enrichment courses, the Academic Dean may require some level of proficiency in the area of interest, depending on the complexity of the subject being offered.  In addition, a student is expected to present the following:

a)  High School diploma or 4 CXC/GCE subjects including English at the General Proficiency level Grades 1and 2 up to 1997 or CXC/GCE General Proficiency Grades 1, 2 and 3 from 
     1998 onward.
b)  Passport, birth certificate, or proof of residence status and time of arrival in the British Virgin Islands.
c)  Social Security number, if employed.

 Admission to the College does not guarantee enrolment in the programme or courses requested by the student.  Placement is based on assessment standards developed to help ensure the student's academic success.  Students are advised to contact the College for information on testing and academic advising.



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