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PTK inducts new members

Published on May 3, 2024

By Megan Smedley

The Beta Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently held its induction ceremony on April 24 at the Licking Valley Campus of Ƶ Community and Technical College (Ƶ).

Dr. Laura McCullough, Ƶ President/CEO provided remarks to the inductees and their guests.

“Many Ƶ students have jobs, families, or other competing interests which can distract them from successfully completing their course work,” she said. “The group of students assembled here tonight most likely experience obstacles to their success, yet they have achieved remarkable grade point averages and provided leadership and service to our communities.”

She added, “Phi Theta Kappa is more than just an honor society; it is a community of scholars, united by a shared commitment to excellence, leadership, and service. As we come together, let us reflect on the significance of this moment—a celebration of your hard work, dedication, and intellectual curiosity.”

Also speaking to the inductees was PTK advisor, Jennifer Adler who spoke to the students about the significance of their membership in this prestigious organization.

“At every step, you've chosen excellence. You've chosen intelligence, leadership, and hard work. You are the mentors for other students, and that is worth celebrating today and every day.”

Inducted students included: Olivia Barry, Jenna Berry, Elizabeth Levi, Katy Linville, Morgan Mink, and Grace Robbins.

Additional current members from all of Ƶ's campuses include Tjaden Adkins, Candace Back, Samantha Back, Michael Ball, Savannah Barrett, Gwyndolan Carpenter, Jonathan Caudill, Samantha Clarkson, Charity Dow, Wiley Duncan O'Connell, Skyler Greer, Madison Hall, Laura Ison, Amber Johnson, Kristofer Kelly, Tristan Luna, Erin Moore, Bradley Mosley, Jacob Mullins, Michael Nickerson, Donna Orme, Sarah Pease, Jonah Purnell, Joshua Purnell, Gwyneth Kate Ragasa, Gislaine Riley, Chelsea Shields, Jordan Sparks, John Stephens, Kelly Sullivan, Maranda Swartz, Chelsea Taylor, Rhea Turner, Allison Walker, Hannah Watkins, Grace Watson, Hope Womble-Santiago, Debra Young.

Advisors for the Beta Alpha Rho chapter, chartered in 1995, include Jennifer Adler, Liz Dement, Kyle Franz, Elena May, Garon Overly, Brenda Moore, Maggie Todd, and Rena Zanakis.