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 for fall 2022.
The new PTK members inducted are: Benjamin Brown, Diana Everhart, Jeffrey Fennell, Robert Gale, Brianna Greenmun, Cassandra Huntley, Ashlee Martell, Tami Padilla, Lisa Sanchez, Alexander Steele, Gage Tedford and Timothy Wright.
Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 GPA and earned 12 credit hours or if they are in a certificate program and have earned six credit hours.
MCC President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein officially opened the ceremony by welcoming all of the new members and guests. He spoke about how important PTK is to MCC and all the good outreach they do on campus and throughout Mohave County.
Dr. John Kitts, a former chapter advisor, was then honored by Dr. Klippenstein with a 15-year advisor pin and certificate from PTK. Dr. Kitts retired from MCC last spring semester.
“I’ve always enjoyed my time in PTK and interacting with students through service projects in the local community,” Dr. Kitts said.
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; Dr. Lucinda Leugers, Dean of General and Transfer Education; and Dr. Tonya Jackson, Associate Dean of Instruction on the Kingman Campus.
Stephanie Powell, a teacher at Kingman Academy of Learning, was the guest speaker and called the new inductees to get involved right away with the club. She also spoke about reaching out to other members and advisors because they are a great resource for knowledge and guidance.
“It’s 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 advisor.
Advisors are John Hansen and Janice Tubbs. Officers include Mandie Price (President), Robert Stowell (Vice President of Scholarship), Angel Soriano (Vice President of Leadership), Marguerite Bainbridge (Vice President of Service), Fiona Pedi (Vice President of Fellowship) and Michael Fleming (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,” Price said.
After displaying a presentation of the names and information of the inductees, advisor Tubbs 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,” she 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. To learn more about PTK and other MCC student organizations, visit Mohave.edu/Clubs.
Registration for spring and summer semesters is now open, which start January 17 and May 22. Students are encouraged to enroll in the classes they want and need as soon as possible, because many classes tend to fill up quickly. Become an MCC student by applying for free today at apply.mohave.edu.