Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that Billy Koch has been elected president of the Carolinas Region of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The Carolinas Region of Phi Theta Kappa represents 84 chapters of the honor society at community and technical colleges in North and South Carolina.
A United States Army veteran, Koch also serves as president of CFCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. He is a graduate of CFCC’s Computer Engineering Technology program, and is now completing the Computer Information Technology program. Koch’s career goal is to own his own business, specializing in networking, network security, and web development.
Koch says that Phi Theta Kappa has truly enriched his experience at CFCC. “The experience has helped me meet a variety of people, create lasting friendships, and network.” He says the honor society’s hallmarks of leadership; scholarship, fellowship, and service echo his own personal philosophy of servant leadership.
“I’d encourage any CFCC student to join Phi Theta Kappa,” said Koch. “It’s a fun experience. There’s travel, networking opportunities, and opportunities for scholarships, along with many other benefits.”
Koch says it’s an honor to represent CFCC. “I love going to school at CFCC. I love the small class sizes and the incredible faculty. I don’t know if I ever want to leave.”
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,280 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.