MOHAVE COUNTY – The Mohave Community College chapter of Alpha Chi Omega of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted its induction ceremony Friday for new members virtually for Spring 2021.
The 23 new PTK members inducted are: Mark Bilbrey, Audra Coffman, Tiffany Conrad, Dorothy Garner, Janice Glennon, Christopher Harris, Marissa Klein, Breanne Klemer, Lauriano Lovato, Jasmine Manzi, Anthony Martinez, Renee Martinez, Ashley Miller, Miranda Monroe, Morgan Neuenswander, Fiona Pedi, Tim Rentz, Amber Richhart, Heidi Stewart, Robert Stowell, Nicholas Taflan, Savannah Van Schijndel, and Emeldra VonLaurus. Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 GPA and earned 12 credit hours.
Dr. Andra Goldberg, Computer Information Systems faculty, was the guest speaker and opened the ceremony with inspirational words of advice. She called the new inductees to strive for excellence, stop worrying and to always show gratitude to others — even for the little things.
“It is always great to see friends and family rooting for their loved ones. I hope they continue cheering on these new members both in and out of the classroom as it is vitally important to applaud their accolades,” said John Hansen, PTK chapter advisor.
Advisors are John Hansen, Dr. John Kitts and Dr. Trever Holland. Officers include Alonda Perkins (President), Kiara Angelika Soriano (Vice President of Leadership), Michelle Drwal (Vice President of Service), and Lazarus Humphreys (Vice President of Scholarship).
Before the newly minted members took the official oath, an overview of the PTK symbol was explained.
“Across the slab you will observe a black band. It represents the three ideals which bind us together, and the cultural self-control which is the necessary foundation for true wisdom, aspiration and purity,” Dr. Kitts said.
After displaying a presentation of the names and information of the inductees, Dr. Holland closed the ceremony.
“I charge you to explore always for truth and to dedicate yourselves to the cultivation of the well-reasoned life, a prelude to service and honor,” he said.
The event is typically held on campus each semester. This was the second consecutive induction ceremony held virtually due to the pandemic. But that didn’t stop all of the support for the new PTK inductees.
Earlier this year, the PTK chapter was awarded the REACH Reward for their recruitment efforts in 2020, and were awarded free regalia. The Kingman chapter one out of 1,081 chapters recognized for their efforts to bring the life-changing benefits and opportunities a PTK membership offers.
Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students by providing an opportunity for leadership, service, and development.
To find out more about MCC’s student clubs and organizations, visit www.Mohave.edu/Clubs.
The college is currently enrolling students in summer semester classes, and Fall semester enrollment will begin on April 19. Applying to become a student at MCC, is free at Apply.Mohave.edu, or call 866-MOHAVECC for assistance. Summer classes start June 1.