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Monday, February 25, 2019

ACC PTK Chapter Inducts New Members

ACC PTK Chapter Inducts New Members

The Phi Theta Kappa Mu Upsilon Chapter at Alvin Community College recently inducted its newest members during a ceremony on February 21.

The chapter added 78 students to the honor society at the induction ceremony.

“I am excited for the future of Phi Theta Kappa at ACC,” said guest speaker Dr. Blake Ellis, the vice president for outreach and engagement for Phi Theta Kappa. “Relish in your accomplishments and go change the world.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges.  Members follow four hallmarks, including scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.  To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 college credit hours at ACC and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Ellis spoke about a recent study showing that members of Phi Theta Kappa have a 91 percent success rate in college.

“Our students are the best and the brightest,” he told the new inductees. “We help you grow as scholars and as leaders. We have fostered student success for more than 100 years.”

More than 4,000 ACC students have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa since the ACC Mu Upsilon Chapter was created in 1963.

ACC graduate and Phi Theta Kappa member Neisha Pander also spoke during the ceremony about the inspiration that the organization provided her as a student. She originally started at ACC to obtain a certificate. But being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa motivated her to pursue an Associate’s Degree.

She’s now at Sam Houston State University seeking a Bachelor’s Degree.

“The doors that Phi Theta Kappa has opened for me have been life-changing,” Pander said.

Students in Phi Theta Kappa will participate in community projects and research projects during their time in the organization.

The newest inductees are: Lydia Abraham, Juston Acklin, Anathea Alimon, Amber Allensworth, Marisela Arredondo, Meagan Babb, Noah Baker, William Blalock, Jared Bolton, Chase Boren, Tara Bussey, Cristal Cano, Stephanie Cassola, Dalton Christiansen, Karalyn Clark, Brandon Claunch, Hannah Clingan, Maria Colorado-Martin, Lorna Craft, Brooke Darden, Cameron Davidson, Hanna Angelica De Castro, Alejandro Delapaz , Emily Diaz, Shauna Dunlap, Shannon Eady, Maizi Edwards, Kegan Fast, Andrew Ferguson, Jacqueline Foster, Robyne Foster, Kaitlyn Frazier, Danielle Garza, Kellie Glasgow, Crystal Golden, Bethany Gonzalez, Caroline Hall, Lily Hector, Kelly Hejtmancik, Brenan Holas, Curtis Holden, Rebekah Houck, Caleb Huffman, Alex Hunt, Talon Idoux, Ashley Jackson, Claytyn Jamison, Claire Jones, Min Joo Kang, Nicole Kelinske, Derick King, Denali Klein, Darlyn Lamodin, Mary Langley, Caleb Lira, Lauren Maggard, Daimon Marks, Ashley McCool-Myers, Christopher McGlothlin, Noah Meah, David Mendez, Helanna Mitchell, Ashley Molina, Matthew Mondelli, Kip Olson, Ocean ONeil, Elisabeth Ontiveros, Debra Orr, Sara Persons, Brandon Petix, Joaquin Phillips, Mariana Razo, Doran Reyes, Jenie Rodriguez, Spencer Roy, Kari Ruiz, Abigail Russell, Trent Serrato, Sandra Simmons, Tearra Small, Aylen Sosa, Leanne Stewart, Cassandra Strachota, Hailey Thomas, Katelyn Thomas, Rachel Thornton and Taven Tran.

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