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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Phi Theta Kappa member Su Meck, a recent graduate of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, talked about her inspiring life story, going back to college and her involvement with Phi Theta Kappa on NBC's Today Show Monday, June 13.
Meck, whose inspiring story was recently featured in The Washington Post, appeared on Monday's TODAY Show with her husband, Jim, for an interview with Ann Curry. The segment also featured a story by NBC reporter Norah O'Donnell, which shared Meck's background, showed her at home with her family, playing the drums, and in her Phi Theta Kappa graduation regalia during the May graduation at Montgomery College.
Meck, who served this past year as president of the Beta Lambda Alpha Chapter at Montgomery College, suffered serious injuries some years ago. As a result, she lost all memory of her life before the accident.
She overcame these challenges to eventually enter college and graduate with a 3.90 GPA, and will attend Smith College in the fall as an Ada Comstock Scholar. Meck was nominated by her college for the All-USA Community College Academic Team.
When Curry asked how she finally made peace with what happened Meck said talking about it this past year had helped and then added, "I went back to school starting in 2007 and I was active in my school. I was in PTK, Phi Theta Kappa, which is the Honor Society, and I was an officer, eventually President of Phi Theta Kappa, and so that really was my thing... like I could do this by myself."