Copper Mountain College Holds Phi Theta Kappa Inauguration

    March 30, 2009


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca – Copper Mountain College (CMC) is proud to hold its first inauguration for the Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Rho Pi) Honor Society Friday, April 3nd at 6:00 p.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the campus.

    This will be the first inauguration into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for students at CMC. Students being inducted into the society must have completed 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 at Copper Mountain College. There are currently over 140 students at CMC eligible for the society.

    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. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

    “It’s very gratifying to see our college develop its own chapter of this prestigious international honor society,” said Cathy Itnyre, advisor to the new local chapter Beta Rho Pi. “Our participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs and events will open many academic and leadership opportunities for our students.”

    This event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the campus. For more information regarding this event or for general information regarding Copper Mountain College visit us at or call 760.366.3791.