MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Alpha Chi Omega chapter on the Kingman campus hosted its induction ceremony Friday for new members virtually for Spring 2022.
The 29 new PTK members inducted are: Jamie Acton, DeiDra Anderson, Marguerite Bainbridge, Breanna Briggs, Melissa Creek, Allyson De Muri, Elizabeth Duhancik, Tara Edwards, Andrew Estrada, Jennifer Everitt, Kimberly Frank, Eric Grimm, Noah Grimm, Brittany Harpe, Nicholas Hunt, William Johnson-Hartley, Marcus Kroger, Jade Ledford, Julian Lovato Cordero, Debra McKee, Julianne McVicker, Priscilla Mendoza, Timothy Morago, Ricardo Nunez, Mary Poturalski, Desire Sanchez, Samantha Smart, Dulcy Warfield and Kyrstn Wise.
Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 GPA and earned 12 credit hours.
MCC President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein officially opened the ceremony by welcoming all of the new members and guests. He told new inductees that they are now part of a special academic group that goes way beyond the walls of MCC and to celebrate all of the hard work it took to reach this wonderful achievement.
Other MCC administration who joined and offered some congratulatory remarks included Dr. Tim Culver, Executive Vice President; Dr. Tramaine Rausaw, Vice President of Student & Community Engagement; and Dr. Tonya Jackson, Associate Dean of Instruction on the Kingman Campus.
Taryn Brower, a math teacher at Kingman Academy Middle School, was the guest speaker and called the new inductees to strive for excellence and to really get involved with everything PTK has to offer. Brower discussed how PTK helped transform her into a better person.
“It is always exciting to see a new group of students come into PTK and to see them grow and develop into leaders and community-oriented individuals,” said John Hansen, PTK chapter lead advisor.
Advisors are John Hansen, Dr. John Kitts and Dr. Trever Holland. Officers include Stephanie Powell (President), Angel Soriano (Vice President of Leadership), Mandie Price (Vice President of Service), Macquenzie Powell (Vice President of Fellowship) and Santana Brissette (Historian).
Before the newly minted members took the official oath, an overview of the PTK symbol was explained.
“Above the band is the representation of the head of Athena, a symbol of learning; in the base, appear the Greek letters meaning light, the light of knowledge and learning, the common ideal for members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,” 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.
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.