PCC Sophomore Receives Kappa Beta Delta Scholarship

06 May 2020

Pratt Community College (PCC) sophomore, Isaac Root, has been awarded a Kappa Beta Delta scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic school year. The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business pursuing associate degrees. To encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing business degrees at the time of invitation to membership, they must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit, of which a minimum of six are in business subjects toward the degree program and they must have a minimum grade point of average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the minimum GPA for Honors considerations at your institution, whichever is higher).
"This scholarship will help me get books next year at WSU (Wichita State University)," said Root.

Root was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Minneapolis, Kan. when he was in fourth grade. He attended Minneapolis High School and Junior high through his freshman year of high school. After his freshman year he moved to Pratt, Kan. and attended Pratt High School through the duration of his senior year.

During his high school career, Root was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. While in high school he was a member of the National Honor Society, a Lions Club member, Inside School for Kansas Online Program (ISKS), scholars bowl, basketball, cross country, and baseball. Root chose to attend PCC because it was more cost-effective for him and he is able to work while attending college.

"I hope to try to get an internship with Koch brothers and advance that way and work at a firm," said Root.

At PCC Root is involved in Encore! and Kappa Beta Delta.

In the fall, Root plans on transferring to WSU and majoring in accounting with a minor in business. While at WSU, he would also like to continue to be involved in Kappa Beta Delta.

Root chose to attend PCC because it was more cost-effective for him, and he can work while attending college.

"I've enjoyed getting to know Isaac as a student and a person. I've had him in multiple classes where he has proved himself worthy of this scholarship. I wish Isaac well as he pursues his Accounting/Business degree at the four-year university." Carol Ricke

The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment. PCC is proud to be a part of the community in Pratt, Kansas. With more than 80 years of history, PCC remains humbled to serve our community and students who come to build a foundation for their future. PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. For more information visit prattcc.edu or call us at 620-672-5641.