(Lamar, Colorado, April 3, 2012) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honorary recognized 25 new members during the spring induction ceremony held last week. This is one of the largest groups ever to be inducted in the chapter. New inductees in attendance included: Jerica Talcott, Laura Rueda, Sami Hourieh, Monica Gaitonde, Shealynn McCracken, Michelle Larkin Bellomy, Hardik Patel, Ramsye Thornton, Chad Surprise, and Nissi Hallman. Not pictured are Megan Ausbun, Sarah Bradley, Laurel Carlock, Casey Christensen, Sydney Crist, Vincenzo Fresquez, Bryan Gonzales, Austin Kaasch, Margaret McDougal, Karina Price, Mitch Robinson, Tony Schicktanz, Alexis Shaffer, Tianne Woodward, and Alexandra Wurst.
After a welcome from LCC Vice President of Academic & Student Services Cheryl Sanchez, LCC English professor Dr. David Frankel was the guest speaker. Frankel gave convincing proof of how the search for academic excellence can positively affect other areas of one’s life as he shared some of his life experiences.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honor society to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The Beta Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic excellence at LCC and is active on campus. To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average after completing 12 or more credit hours of college-level work, be currently enrolled, and pursuing an AA, AS, AGS or AAS degree. Eligibility for students seeking Associate of Applied Science degrees was added this academic year. Induction of new members occurs every fall and spring semester. LCC’s PTK chapter officers include Jorie Vermillion, president; Taylor Wilson, vice president; and Jennifer Arguello, secretary.
For more information on PTK at LCC, contact David Northrup at 335.1546 or Kelly Emick at 336.1532.