Suffolk County Community College student Amie Bernstein has been selected as one of five students to serve as an international officer of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.
Each year five students are elected to serve as international officers during the society’s annual convention and serve one-year terms. Holding international office is considered the pinnacle of leadership within Phi Theta Kappa. The international vice presidents maintain regular correspondence with chapters in their respective divisions, represent the society at regional meetings and educational conferences, and preside at the society’s annual convention and honors institute.
“Phi Theta Kappa has changed my life in ways I never expected,” Bernstein said and added, “being elected to serve as an international officer creates an opportunity for me to help inspire other students and give back to those that have helped lead me to this position of honor. This achievement was a group effort including both faculty as well as fellow students, and is a testament to Suffolk County Community College’s ability and passion for developing service leaders. Without Suffolk County Community College and its opportunities, I would not be where I am today.”
“This is an extraordinary achievement for Amie,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay, “and I am certain her success will continue as she serves her fellow students, our college and community.”
Phi Theta Kappa is based in Jackson, Miss. and has more than 2.5 million members and 1,250 international chapters. The organization promotes scholarship and leadership among two-year college students.