Northeast State students named to PTK All-Tennessee Team

Northeast State students Brittany Thomas and Kelly Stapleton have been named to the All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

 Thomas is a Pre-Nursing major at Northeast State where she is the president of the College’s Alpha Iota Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  She plans on transferring to David Lipscomb University in hopes of obtaining a bachelor’s of Nursing degree and joining the United States Air Force as a neonatal nurse.  Her ultimate goal is to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, so that she can help care for premature newborns like herself.

Stapleton is a Pre-Teacher Education Major.  She is the president of the Northeast State Scholars Foundation and Student Tennessee Education Association.  Ultimately, she wants to earn a master’s in Elementary Counseling and become an elementary school teacher or counselor and give back the love and support that has been given to her as a student.

The All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, “USA Today”, and the American Association of Community Colleges as part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team selection process.   State team members are nominees for the All-USA team which will be announced at PTK’s national convention held in April.  All-Tennessee team members are eligible to receive scholarships from each of the six universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system if they choose to enroll.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college with more than two million students inducted since the society’s founding in 1918.

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