Warren County Community College’s Alpha Upsilon Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently inducted the college’s top students to its organization at a special ceremony on campus. These students have earned the right to be in this exclusive society in tribute to their grades and commitment to their educational pursuits.
Phi Theta Kappa International is the honor society for 2-year colleges and boasts members from throughout the country. Membership is based upon academic achievement. Among the criteria for induction, students must be enrolled in accredited courses leading to an associate degree program and have a GPA of 3.5 or over. As a member of this organization, these students are eligible to apply for Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships offered by over 600 4-year colleges and universities located throughout the United States.
These deserving students thus join a special group of students.
“These students are the elite at our college” said Jean Vasko, PTK Advisor. “They are leaders, they are hard-working, they are not afraid to put in that extra effort that makes them so successful.”
In addition to the inductees, PTK President Ben Volk on behalf of the organization bestowed upon Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC, Honorary Membership to PTK for his continuing commitment and support of the society. He also presented longtime PTK Advisor Rose Lynch with a Certificate of Appreciation and roses in thanks for her efforts on behalf of PTK.
The following individuals were inducted:
Alpha: Jocelyn Balan Lopez and Elizabeth Eastman; Andover: Brianna Keyes; Asbury: Rebecca Lambert and Tristen Werber; Belvidere: Lauren Hulser and Michael Thompson, Blairstown: Eli Freedman, Hannah Moyna and Chrisopher Sciarrino; Bloomsbury: Catherine Stockl and Wade Warner, Jr.; Clinton: Yaseen Mahmoud; Columbia: Olivia Clark and Monica Wydro.
Great Meadows: Julie Corman; Hackettstown: April Allen, Caitlin Cawood, Brooke Crawford, Katerin Gomez, Rakiem Greene, Dorothy Helmken, David Kusraev, Dena-Marie Paglio, Ashley Papazian and Nathanial Pino; Hardwick: Savannah Tilley; Johnsonburg: Jennifer Fowles; Oxford: Kyle Back,Glenda Dooley, Carin Ganova and Lisa Godino.
Phillipsburg: Manley Beaubrun, Fhatuma Camara, Stephen Corbett, Carolyn Eustice, Frank Kanour, Layla Lakhilf Mendoza, Nicole Meija, William Morgan, Michael Plum, Mariver Taclan, and Elisabeth Touaboy-Gounkofe; Pohatcong: Leah Kelly and Julia Stalker; Stewartsville: Clinton Ankomah and John Reinhard; Washington: Thomas Conklin, Emily Lenoir, Catherine McCarthy, Anthony Ventriglia, Margaret Walburn, and Elijah Zittel; and Easton: Ashley Symons.