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KCC's Duffy named regional scholar

A Kankakee Community College student has been elected as one of five Illinois regional officers for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society.

Kayla Duffy of Watseka will be vice president for the central region of the state. Other regional vice presidents are from the northeastern, southern and northern portions of the state. A statewide president also was elected. The officers were sworn in on June 7 in Elgin.

The statewide officers set and achieve goals for the region, coordinate with chapters and members in their respective districts, and act as liaisons with international Phi Theta Kappa officers.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international academic honor society for community college students. To be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. In Illinois, there are 55 Phi Theta Kappa chapters. KCC currently has 200 members of the honor society.

Duffy has been a member of Phi Theta Kappa since October, 2012 and has served as a vice president of the KCC Alpha Delta Eta chapter for two years. She is an early childhood education major who will graduate from KCC in May 2015.

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