Northeast State welcomed 53 new members to the Alpha Iota Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the 2012 fall semester.
The new members were welcomed into Alpha Iota Chi during an induction ceremony held Oct. 14 at the College’s main campus in Blountville. The ceremony was led by Jane Honeycutt, the chapter’s faculty advisor.
The newest members of Alpha Iota Chi are: Jared Allen, Scott Armstrong, Candace Anderson, Jaime Arnold, Jason Arnold, Rachel Baker, David Barlow, Sheri Blankenbeckler, Joshua Blevins, Perry Buckner, Amber Carr, Stephanie Cartozzo, Marissa Clark, Timothy Cline, Milton Coward, Timothy Crigger, Cornelia Durham, Greg Easterling, Charles Forstall, Dustin France, Angel Fugate, Julia Gonder, Tiffany Hall, Kiana Hagler, Nicole Horner, Ashley Howell, Megan Hyatt, Mary Johnson, Caitlin Jones, Nicole Kincaid, Sherri Lester, Christopher Martinez, Briona McCall, Kimberly Morris, Jordan Murray, Thomas Necessary, Marcus Noto, Andrea Osborne, Olivia Orten, Audrey Poore, Richard Robinson, Kimberly Rogers, Joshua Routh, Cassandra Scalf, Sharon Shelton, Tanner Smith, Nicholas Souders, Arminda Sparks, Nikki Sumner, Patricia Trent, James Wandell, Sarah White, and Julie Woods.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States and four countries. To qualify for membership, a student must be enrolled full-time in an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 hours of college coursework, and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.
The Alpha Iota Chi chapter has achieved five-star status, the highest level of participation in Phi Theta Kappa activities. The society supports the four hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship that are designed to give members opportunities for personal growth as well as service to others.