PTK Inducts New MembersPublished: 2012-12-02
Category: General Announcements
Melfa, VA – Nineteen Eastern Shore Community Collegestudents were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society Thursday, November 1, at a special ceremony. Students inducted were: Lisa Ashby, Jamia Baines, Lakita Brickhouse, Dante Cardella, Andrew Carlton, Lauren Fisher, Keondra Giddens, Shantelle Heath, Erica Hearn-Somma, Pamela Killmon, Kimberly Machinski, Shanice Morris, Katherin Moungelis, Andrew Muender, Joshua Murphy, Pricilla Ruelas, Joy Saunders, Gladys Thompson, and Ashley Trotter.
The students chosen for membership are recognized for their academic excellence and must have at least a 3.25 GPA (grade point average) to be considered. Chapter advisor, Robin Rich-Coates, commented, “I am proud of the students and their accomplishments. They have worked so hard to achieve excellence in academics, leadership and service to their communities.”
Participating in the ceremony were PTK officers, Courtney Brittingham, president; Mary Grace Woodburn, co-vice president; Jenny Tomlinson, co-vice president; Alicia Santos, secretary; and Karri Sparrow, treasurer. Trina Jones Acting Dean at Paul D. Camp Community Colleges served as the guest speaker.
Phi Theta Kappa, founded in 1918, serves 12,200 two year-colleges around the world. The Society’s operations are global in scope with chapters located in all 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada and Germany. Nearly 1.5 million have accepted membership in Phi Theta Kappa since its founding, with almost 100,000 members inducted each year.
The College PTK chapter was established in 1990 and has been a Five-Star Chapter (the highest level of achievement) for the past fifteen years.