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Charles Kelly named to Phi Theta Kappa 2010 All-Georgia Academic Team

Charles Kelly, GMC Milledgeville, was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Georgia Academic Team during a luncheon held in Atlanta on March 4, 2010. Charles Kelly holds the rank of Cadet Colonel and serves as the Regimental Commander for the 131st Corps of Cadets at Georgia Military College. A native of Okeechobee, Florida, Kelly will be commissioned in June as a second lieutenant in the US Army and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science while serving in the Florida National Guard. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: (1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Co-curricular programs focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Annually, approximately 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA. ###