ptk induction April 2017

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/19/17) — Owensboro Community & Technical College welcomed 46 new students into the Alpha Xi Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges.

New members were inducted at a ceremony held on campus on Friday, April 28. Officers of the local OCTC chapter are Jennifer Campbell-President, Aaron Hall-Treasurer, Dustin Millay-Vice President, and Allie Richards-Vice President. OCTC’s chapter has been active since 1988 and the faculty advisors are Dr. Tim Dick and Connie Johnson.

OCTC’s new members of the Alpha Xi Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa include the following: Ashley Alsup, Leslie Tyler Ashton, Jaclyn Beckham, Naomi Belcher, Caleb Bell, Janie Blair, Jack Boarman, Savana Canary, Sarah Caudill, Kevin Coy, Kerrie Druen, Therese Elder, Morgin Emmert, Miranda Filbert, Jody Galyan, Alyssa Goodwin, Jaclyn Hagan, Zachary Henning, Blu Htoo, Rachael Kassinger, Chandler Kinney, Jennifer Knowles, Heather Mast, Valerie McCrary, Charles Milem II, Alexander Millay, Annie Miller, Alexander Mindrup, Jarrett Parham, Courtney Patrick, Patricia Petersen, Sabrina Rice, Autumn Rickard, Mary Rosen, Kyle Rust, Amber Shock, Lora Sickling, Brittany Taylor, Bernadette Toye-Hale, Ashlyn Vessels, Laura Vincent, Joshua Waterbury, Dawn Webb, Cindy Willett, Nicole Wink, and Cynthia Woods.

In addition to recognizing the academic success of students, the local chapter works on community service projects, and has a longstanding research project to find a cure for polycystic kidney disease.

Membership is offered to students enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate degree program. Students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, and part-time students are eligible. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or greater and be invited by their school of record to participate.

“Phi Theta Kappa is a great way for students to connect with other students, with our community through service projects, and to our faculty through research projects. There are additional opportunities for leadership and to earn scholarships” added OCTC President, Dr. Scott Williams.

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