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Avidano Keys NCC PTK Ceremony

Amanda Avidano, Community College Outreach Manager at Northeast Community College, served as the keynote speaker at the Norfolk, Nebraska school’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Tau Chi Chapter induction ceremony.

To be eligible for PTK, students must have earned at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a 4.0 system. The organization’s mission is two-fold: recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and; provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. PTK is the largest honor society in higher education.


Avidano works with Northeast students who are finishing their associate degrees and planning to transfer to earn bachelor’s degrees. In her keynote address to the inductees, the PTK alum noted that Bellevue University has awarded several Northeast students with PTK grants when they transferred their credits to the institution.

“PTK is not just a note on your transcript. It is you, your success, your leadership, and your legacy as a lifetime member,” Avidano said during the induction ceremony.