August 21, 2020

Sedalia, MissouriAug. 21, 2020 – State Fair Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members plan to lace up their sneakers in September and join runners and walkers across the country to raise money to provide leadership and professional development opportunities to community college students.  

The first-ever Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) Foundation Scholar Dash, a virtual 5K run or walk, will be held Sept. 15-30 on a course of choice. The money raised will go to PTK’s Golden Opportunity Scholarship. The public is invited to participate and can register at https://www.classy.org/event/scholar-dash/e291848. Participants will receive their running bibs via email, and commemorative pins and shirts will be shipped to them.  

PTK’s Golden Opportunity Scholarship waives the $60 international membership fee for in-need students and opens the door for academic and transfer scholarships, leadership skills, professional development, workforce training, and much more.  

“Each year we have four students who receive the Golden Opportunity Scholarship,” said Kelsey Stuart, SFCC PTK advisor and Biology instructor. “Our chapter will participate in the Scholar Dash, and we invite other SFCC students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.” 

SFCC’s PTK chapter has about 300 members. Macheznie Craig, SFCC Science and Biology lab technician, and Stuart are chapter advisors.   

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievements of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018 and has grown to more than 3.5 million members with nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations and approximately 240,000 active members in the United States. Learn more at ptk.org.

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