Northeast State welcomed 72 new members to the Alpha Iota Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the 2014 spring semester.
The new members were welcomed into Alpha Iota Chi during an induction ceremony held March 16 at the College’s main campus in Blountville. The ceremony was led by Jane Honeycutt, the chapter’s faculty advisor and coordinator of the Northeast State Honors Program. The event’s guest speaker was Dayna Smithers, Northeast State faculty member, Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor, and recently named Maxine Smith Fellow.
The newest members of Alpha Iota Chi are: Tracy M. Allen; Myka M. Baker; Matthew A. Baptist, Melissa Botaro Ros; Michael B. Bowers; Kayla E. Bryant; Bonnie Burns; Antje Campbell; Kimberly D. Campbell; Summer D. Cleek; Jason E. Conley; Holly Renee Carter Bradlee Clark; Rebecca J. Cote; Patrina N. Cradic; Sherry Crigger; Austin E. Cross; Matthew K. Dean; Jose E. Diaz; Misty D. Dishner; Hunter R. Dotson; Richard S. Ervin; Brandon K. Fenwick; Carly D. Fields; Patricia Fink; Eden Galvez; Curtis D. Grindstaff; Kevin B. Grindstaff; Emily M. Hamilton; Amber N. Harr; Shelley Harrell; Dustin T. Harris; Justin K. Hartsell; Alicia B. Holley; Teresa P. Horton; Kaylin C. Huston; Alexandra S. Johnson; Kasey N. Johnson; Kyle A. Johnson; Allan B. Jones; Josie L. Klepper; Austin W. Lewin; James E. Lewis; Miriam N. Little; Hannah Long; Faith N. Maddox; James McDonald; McKensie G. McGee; Christopher S. Middleton; Christopher W. Miller; Haley C. Money; Labreeska Montgomery; Rebecca L. Murray; Logan Myers; Dylan S. Nichols; Andrew Perry; Logan C. Phillips; Dillon J. Price; Brenda Rankhorn; Heidi Rankhorn; Rebecca Rasnick; Samantha S. Reed; Kimberly A. Regan; Jordan Rhoton; Jeffrey L. Robinson; David J. Shepherd; Christina F. Stacy; Esta A. Stevens; Heater R. Trinkle; Morgan L. Wallen; Charles Walters; Rachel M. Wyco; and Adam J. Zapka.
To qualify for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a student must be enrolled full-time in an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 hours of college-level coursework, and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. A college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter extends membership invitations to students meeting these criteria.
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. 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