Alpha Iota Chi chapter welcomes new members

Northeast State welcomed 54 new members into the College’s Alpha Iota Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the 2015 Fall semester.

The new members were inducted into Alpha Iota Chi during at a ceremony held Nov. 22 at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the Blountville campus. The ceremony was led by the chapter’s student president Carly Sluder and student officers: Victoria Hewlett, vice president of Leadership; Anthony Walls; Myka Baker, vice president of Communication; Kyla Faust, vice president of Service; and Cassandra Ross, vice president of Scholarship; and Tessa Ross, secretary/treasurer-elect.

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New Alpha Iota Chi members lining up for induction.

The newest members of Alpha Iota Chi are: William Allen, Mary Bouton, Matthew Boyd, Austin Bridges, Gloria Bridges, Stephanie Brooks, Michael Chase, Hailey Clark, Devan Click, Dorina Coggins, Brittany Cradic, Timothy Crowe, Whitney Culberson, Kimberly Daluisio, Samantha Deleon, Channing Deuling, Tyler Fields, Breanna Gann, Whitney Guinn, Tiffany Hall, Candace Hill, Ryan Hogan, Samantha Horne, Megan Hughes, Sommer Hughes, Jason Jackson, Marcus Jackson, Kelly Johnson, Kerri Jones, Kathy Letterman, Ali Memon, Tabitha Murr, Holly Norman, Christy Oler, Casey Osborne, Emma Perry, Jonathan Pollitte, Gregory Powers, Angela Ratliff, Shelly Ray, Christa Seeger, Tayla Sluss, Sarah Stewart, Aime Sturgill, Luke Swiney, Ashley Thacker, Austin Thaxton, Joanna Trent, Christopher Wallen, Megan Ward, Hannah Webb, Jessica Webb, and John Worley.

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Kyla Faust gives the Oath of membership.

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 award-winning 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.

PTK lead advisor Jane Honeycutt and the chapter officers for this year.

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