WCCC’s ‘Finest’ Recognized With Elite Status  

Sixty Warren County Community College students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at a special ceremony held on campus in April.

The WCCC Alpha Upsilon Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted the College’s finest students into its organization after they earned the right to be in this exclusive society in a 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 that can lead to an associate degree  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 students are the best of the best at our college,” said Jean Vasko, PTK Advisor.  “They are committed to their education, their college, and their  fellow students. They are leaders now and in the future. They are not afraid to put in that extra effort that makes them so successful.”

In addition to the inductees being honored, PTK President Ben Volk gave the Keynote speech, imploring the inductees to be an active participant in a very special group.

“Phi Theta Kappa is a diverse fellowship,” said Volk. “We all work as a team to achieve a common goal. I hope that all of you will help further the goals that we, as a chapter,  set forth. We are the leaders of tomorrow, and as we stand to meet these challenges, it is our duty as leaders to also leave behind a legacy.”

The following individuals were inducted (listed by hometowns): 

Jordan Croom, Austin Lombardozzi, Alpha; Jordan  Banghart, Asbury; Erica Ward, Bangor; Alexis Deisenroth, Emily Hajduk, Elizabeth Kelly, Devon   Roberts, Belvidere; Jade Baccaro-Nicholls, William Eick, Nicole Hervatic, Blairstown; Macie Mancini, Bloomsbury; Ryan Bizzaro Penny Dayson, Reannon Lilly, Columbia; Krista Cooper, Delaware; Vanessa Gentry, Jordan Noll, Great Meadows.

Sara Anello, Ashley Ballantine, Jamie Canfield, Samantha   Contoleon, Rhea Mae Dizon, TjasaGarib, Ashley Mosher, Arleen Molina, Aleshea Probus, Sushma Sankili, Rebekah Weaver, Allison  Wiggins, Frank Wiggins, Hackettstown; Hannah Floyd, Lebanon; Rachel Clemmo, Brian Duke, Amber Francy, Melanie Rivera, Katherine Ryan, Oxford.

Matthew Burgenson, Paige Cooper, Christopher Danberry, Ryan Flannigan, Audrey LaRochelle, Patrick McHenry, Kyle Novis, Phillipsburg; Kaitlyn  Sargent, Port Murray; Jack Buckwalter, Abigail Donnelley, Katherine Janecko, Briana McLaurin, Wyonia McLaurin, Abigail Wolf, Stewartsville.

Jeffrey Crawford, Shawn Daken, Eric Devoy, Roger Dirth, Nicola  Klepka, Cathleen Nauta, Andrew Quinones, David Quinones, Washington.

WCCC has been serving Warren County since 1981, providing an affordable, high quality education in a broad range of fields of interest. For more information about WCCC and its degree and non-degree programs, visit www.warren.edu.

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