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New Jersey Student to Serve on Phi Theta Kappa Board of Directors

Amanda Karpinski, a student at Bergen Community College in New Jersey, has been selected to serve on the Society’s Board of Directors as the student representative.

Karpinski received a full-tuition scholarship to Bergen Community College through the New Jersey Stars program. She was elected president of her Phi Theta Kappa chapter and has advocated for associate degree-granting colleges and Phi Theta Kappa membership.

She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and hopes to attend law school.

Karpinski was elected to serve as Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017-18 International President during the Society’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst 2017, held in April in Nashville, Tennessee. She will represent Phi Theta Kappa at official events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year and, with her fellow International Officers, will preside over PTK Catalyst 2018, Phi Theta Kappa’s centennial celebration in Kansas City, Missouri.

During her term as International President, Karpinski wants to promote further involvement among advisors and members.

“Phi Theta Kappa has the ability to transform you into a person that you never thought possible,” she said. “The biggest benefit is realizing your own potential.”



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