North Central Texas College paid tribute to 56 students for outstanding academic performance and exemplary citizenship at the recent spring semester induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society.
PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters located in all 50 United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany and Japan.
Jill Swarner, advisor for NCTC’s award-winning Psi Iota chapter, said membership in PTK is by invitation only, extended to students who have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
“We are very proud of these students for earning one of the highest distinctions that can be earned at our college for academic excellence,” said NCTC president Dr. Eddie Hadlock.
The spring induction ceremony was held on April 24 inside the library on the NCTC Corinth campus.
“I so enjoy working with these students in Phi Theta Kappa,” Swarner said. “It’s an honor to have them recognized for their academic success, and fulfilling to see them reach their goals through the scholarships and leadership opportunities they get through PTK. We had a great group working on our Honors in Action and College Projects this year, and I’m looking forward to working with this new group of students.”
The ceremony ceremony included a keynote address by NCTC instructor Donna Hooper.
Spring 2014 Psi Iota officers include Vice President of Fellowship Riley Caughlin, Vice President of Scholarship Jenna Sembridge, Vice President of Service Alexander Vazquez, Vice President of Leadership Jeffrey Mills, Vice President of Membership Mary Daub, and Historian Patrick Moore.
New Phi Theta Kappa inductees at NCTC, by hometown, included:
ARGYLE: Colton Katzen
AUBREY: Ginger Roberts
AZLE: Christi Reese, Slayton Vaughan
CORINTH: Jana Boland, Kimberly Gilmore, Floyd Louis
DENTON: Michelle Boulden, Jorge Cardona, Jarred Douthit, Stephanie Fuentes, Hannah Gillick, Jonathan Griffin, Blanca Hull, Amanda Mcewen, Tynicka Patrick, Thomas Relyea
DOUBLE OAK: Eva Senyonga
FLOWER MOUND: James Cumbest, Sara Miller, Molly Obryan, Bayley Richardson, Alexander Vasquez
FORT WORTH: Heather Lloyd
GAINESVILLE: Clifton Call, Jordan Dietz, Becky Davis, Rachel Fuhrmann, Samuel Leach, Lola Walter
GARLAND: Yasmin Ahmed
GRAHAM: Kristi Hamm, Bradley Rushin
GUNTER: Kimberly Bornschein
HIGHLAND VILLAGE: Krystle Bartlett, Stacy Jensen, Sara Kluth
KRUGERVILLE: Madeline McReynolds
LAKE DALLAS: Austin Hammond, Tyler Wert
LAWTON: Lassine Konate
LEWISVILLE: Troy Baker, Kathy Bui, Reuben Fine, Numeriano Quemado
MUENSTER: Randi Lewis
MYRA: Samantha Gerngross
OAK POINT: Kimberly Wentrcek
PLANO: Meagan Serrano
SANGER: Jessica Gibson, Travis Gideon, Carolyn Hernandez, Nicole Wheat
VALLEY VIEW: Jamie Rauschuber, Lindsey Watson
WESTLAKE: Blair Croce
WYLIE: Meagan Richardson
The newest members of the Psi Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society for community college students and the largest in American higher education, pose for their traditional group portrait following recent Spring 2014 induction ceremony at North Central Texas College.
The officers for Spring 2014