Spring 2014 PTK Induction

03/28/2014

Melfa, VA – Twenty Eastern Shore Community College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society Thursday, March 20, at a special ceremony.   Students inducted were: Eudora Arthur, Javona Bibbins, Zachary Credle, Nicolas Diaz, Katelyn Ellis, Maricela Escalante, Raul GildoVaca, Monica Hall, Tarshe Hall, Jennifer Johnson, Holly Lewis, Michael Lopez, Guadalupe Marquez, Bethany Meissner, Nicholas Sterrs, Cotina Strand, Anna Taylor, Mary Taylor, Sean Thierfeldt and Megin Van Der Spuy.  The guest speaker, Odile Duffman, spoke about the new PTK honors study topic, Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration.

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.”

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 sinceits founding, with almost 100,000 members inducted each year.

CAPTION FOR PICTURE:  Spring 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees