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ATHENS, March 26, 2013--More than 50 new faces were added to the ranks of Phi Theta Kappa this week during an induction ceremony at Trinity Valley Community College.
Iota Alpha, the TVCC branch of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, is comprised of outstanding students at TVCC’s four campuses. Students are eligible to join Iota Alpha if they have earned at least 12 semester hours of transferrable credit at TVCC with an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for leadership and service development. The group also provides members with an intellectual climate for fellowship and discussions on pertinent topics. The organization developed in Missouri in 1910. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with chapters located in all 50 states as well as several other countries.
Iota Alpha was named one of the honors fraternity’s top 10 chapters last year.
Students who were recently inducted into Iota Alpha are (listed alphabetically by hometown):
ATHENS: Adam Charette, Tanner Choate, Paula Contois, Parker Fincher, Nancy Galvan, Lauren Green, Madeline Harrell, William Hopper, Channing Horton, Kacie Ingram, Douglas Johnson, Juan Lopez, Tiffany Sexton, Kaitlyn Sloan, Caroline Whitaker
BEN WHEELER: Joe Elerson
BROWNSBORO: Brittanie Scheen
BURLESON: Nicole Wofford
CANTON: Anthony Gomez, Katherine Thomas, Natalie Watts
CRANDALL: Matthew Long
FRANKSTON: Cheyenne Gideon, Caleb Whitehurst
GRAND PRAIRIE: Bria Molock
GUN BARREL CITY: Dawn Gray, Amber Gregg, Cliffton Rudman
HEARTLAND: Shaimariah Jackson, Lauren Stevens,
KAUFMAN: Melanie Reeves, Melissa Warner
KEMP: Brittany Albright, Dawn Barber, Margaret Floyd, Mary Franklin, Juan Montoya
KEMPNER: Macie Moses
MABANK: Justin Collier, Jessica Schaefer
MESQUITE: Allyson Braggs
MURCHISON: Kassandrea Buckalew, Tiffany Parker, David Thrasher
PALESTINE: Anna Clark, Mary Masters, Christopher Winfield
POINT: John Feistner
ROYCE CITY: Emerald Griseta,
SAN ANTONIO: Ada Hollifield,
SCURRY: Luis Garcia
TOOL: Barbara Baxter, Jordan Quintanil, Jordan Vanover
WACO: Lasecret Plump
PHOTO: Anna Clark of Palestine recites a pledge to uphold the values of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society during a recent induction ceremony in Athens.
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