Phi Theta Kappa silent auction

Kenya Kelley at St. Johns River Community College reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will be holding a silent auction to benefit the PTK scholarship fund on Saturday, December 5th.

Items to be auctioned include a football signed by UF quarterback Tim Tebow, sports equipment, jewelry, clothing, assorted gift baskets, and gift certificates to area attractions, hotels and restaurants.

A preview of the items to be included in the auction will be held from November 30th through December 5th in the bookstore of SJRCC’s St. Augustine campus located at 2990 College Drive.

The auction will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the student center. Community members are invited to attend.

Come out and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

All funds generated by the auction will be applied to the PTK scholarship fund.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.

Annually, approximately 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA.

The average age of a new member is 29, ranging from 18 to 80. Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership. The average Phi Theta Kappan is enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.8. The most popular major of Phi Theta Kappans in 2004 was Nursing, followed closely by Education and Business.