Northeast State welcomed more than 70 new members to its Alpha Iota Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the 2016 spring semester.
The new members were welcomed into Alpha Iota Chi during an induction ceremony held April 17 at the Blountville campus. The ceremony was led by Jane Honeycutt, the chapter’s faculty advisor and coordinator of the Northeast State Honors Program.
The newest members of Alpha Iota Chi are: Jason Abernathy; Whitney Adkins; Casey Arwood; Rebekah Baird; Christina Ballard; Dalton Bass; Hannah Beach; Jacob Beals; David Behnia; Allison Bennett; William Bever; David Beverley;Taylor Blair; Christina Blevins; Sarah Bowers; Whitney Breeding; Courtney Brooks; Patrick Brown; Michael Burton; Heather Byrd; Erica Callahan; Megan Carr; Nathan Carrier; Luisa Carvajal; Tiffany Case; Hannah Casey; Whitney Chambers; Victoria Childress; Jennifer Christian; Angela Conen; Patrick Cooley; Devin Darnell; Jessica Davis; Sarah Davis; Bryson Dennis; Matthew Dunn; Bethany Echols; Bo Edwards; Susan Evans; Taura Fields; Karter Geagley; Amanda Greene; Daniel Hamilton; Heather Harrison; Carl Henopp; Allison Hensley; Brandy Hensley; Kerri Hite; Emily Hodge; Kelly Holley; Charity Hubbard; Delores Johnson; Rachel Johnson; Kurt Kominek; Pagie Laponsie; Ashley Lovin; Cheyenne Maggart; Seth Manning; Katie Martin; Kristi McAllister; Joely McClain; Michael McGee; Arlene McMahan; Sarah Minor; Rachel Moncier; Joseph Morin; Anthony Morrow; David Mounger; Lejla Muhic; Brenda Ochoa; Rebekah Ornduff; Phillip Parris; Harrison Pollitte; Matthew Runion; Hayley Russell; Amber Sexton; Mariah Tedder; Kilian Thomas; Amanda Trent; Heidi Turner; Xiaodi Whitfield; Blake Williams; Mason Williams; Hannah Woods; Dillon Wyatt; and Shannon Yerton.
Alpha Iota Chi has received several state and national awards for individual officers and as a chapter. Alpha Iota Chi won 1st Place for Most Distinguished Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in the state of Tennessee and 1st Place for Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team at the PTK Regional Convention in Murfreesboro in March. AIC also received 1st Place awards including the Most Distinguished College Project and the Honors in Action Project at the convention.
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.
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.