Phi Theta Kappa Chapter has Plans for a Virtual Year

When Abimbola Arigbe assumed the presidency of the Essex County College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society for the 2020-21 year, she knew the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic would create unique challenges to the vibrant group of high achieving students.

“Because most classes are online and we have all new officers, we have been adapting. We meet weekly via Zoom, even if it’s just a short discussion on College projects,” said the Biology, Pre-Medicine student from Newark. She said a number of service projects are planned including an on-campus mural initiative.

The College’s Alpha Theta Theta Chapter of the Honor Society has won numerous awards at both the Middle States and International conventions, including the prestigious “Five Star Chapter.”