By Christen Warren
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – The Dr. Charles Roy Chapter Alpha Nu Mu of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 175 members on April 10 in Lincoln Hall at Camden County College. The honor society chapter cited the CCC students for their academic excellence and community service.

“I want you all to see the fruits of the labor, what can happen when you put your heads together and you really are dedicated to this idea of fellowship, leadership and scholarship,” David Nugiel, the chapter’s faculty adviser, told the inductees.

As each of the inductees was called during the ceremony, they received a white rose, a PTK emblem and a PTK cord. Once the standards and ideals were revealed to the new members, they were asked to light their candles and complete the PTK pledge.

At the end of the ceremony, chapter presidents received pins of honor. Nugiel announced the CCC chapter had been designated a five-star chapter, a rarely received honor, for 2019. Also, for going above and beyond in their work, the CCC chapter received the Middle States Gold Chapter Award for 2019.

In the audience were relatives and friends of the inductees.

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, is the oldest academic honor society in the United States. It offers scholarships and conducts activities that help establish leadership, fellowship and service.

Inductee Oluwakemi Odukoya said she enjoyed the ceremony.

“I’m really excited to get awarded now after all the hard work,” Odukoya said. “I learned it’s better to be early than to be late. To be successful you have to always apply yourself to get to the destination.”

Jefferson University and University of the Sciences sponsored the event.

Chapter presidents receive pins during the induction ceremony. By Christen Warren, CCC Journalism Program

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