Professional Honor Societies
Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among college students in business curricula at community, junior and technical colleges. The society has over 35,000 members from 140 member colleges.
Alpha Beta Gamma provides an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for business scholars and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. The society exists to recognize the superior student in business programs.
The purposes of the Theta Chapter at Prairie State College are to recognize academic excellence, to provide ancillary educational experiences, to serve the college and community, and to enrich the social and cultural life of our members.
Advisor: Colleen Ivancic
National Technical Honor Society
Mission: To honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.
Vision: To be the international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.
Advisor: Georgia Karras
Phi Theta Kappa
Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.
The Nu Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was chartered at Prairie State College January 12, 1965. New members are inducted as they become eligible in the fall or spring semester. The chapter’s activities focus on the Society’s four Hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Nu Sigma Chapter members participate in campus and community-oriented scholarly activities, service projects, travel to regional and international conventions, and attend various cultural and social activities.
Advisor: Justin Pariseau
Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges. Our mission is professional development of psychology students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
Advisor: Cynthia Cornejo
Sigma Phi Alpha
Sigma Phi Alpha is the national honor society for students in dental hygiene. There also is the PSC National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.
Advisor: Susan Foudos-Biegel