UTICA, NY – As Mohawk Valley Community College closes out its spring semester, Alycia Feyh has been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Feyh is one of 26 new members added to the Lambda Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society with the completion of the spring 2013 semester.
Feyh, from Hastings, is majoring in Nursing at Mohawk Valley Community College.
This is the 53rd Anniversary for the Lambda Beta Chapter at MVCC, which was started in 1960 with the induction of 24 students when the College was known as the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society which serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year College students while providing opportunities for individual growth and development through academic, leadership, and service programming.
It is the largest honor society in American higher education, having been established in 1918 by two Missouri two-year college presidents.
According to the 1961 MVCC yearbook, “Phi Theta Kappa is a scholarly fellowship which embraces junior colleges not only of New York State but of the nation. The purpose of this non-secretive fraternity is to foster a spirit of devotion to study and to scholarly ideals among its members. The principles of Phi Theta Kappa are embodied in the Greek letters which stand for phronimon, thuermos, kathariotes (wisdom, aspiration, purity).”