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Blinn inducts 32 students into Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Members must have a 3.5 GPA and 12 transferable credit hours

Phi Theta Kappa honor society

November 17, 2014

The Blinn College – Bryan campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 32 students Sunday in an afternoon ceremony in the College Park Center.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Founded in 1918, PTK promotes scholarship, leadership service and fellowship among its members. To be accepted into the program, students must carry at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) with at least 12 transferable hours. Blinn’s Alpha Phi Lambda chapter currently has more than 120 members.

“This is an excellent organization with programs to enhance students’ ability to conduct research, think critically and become active members in their community,” said Drew Denman, PTK advisor of nine years. “I’ve seen PTK transform lives. We’ve had members who weren’t sure about their educational paths who have gone on to earn graduate and doctoral degrees. PTK is a great representation of the Blinn College name, which we have taken all over the nation with students who have held regional offices and campaigned for national office.”

Sunday’s inductees included:Wesley Adams, Angela Alderete, Bayleigh Biddle, Josiah Blaisdell, Nicole Cloutier, Chase Collins, Kaitlyn Crutcher, John Culp, James Davidson, Javier Escobar, Sarah Evans, Klara Fielder, Makenzie Fuller, Melissa Hoppman, Reid Howard, Kyle Johnson, Caleb Kilgore, Robert Kucera, Matthew Larson, Maria Martinez, Jake McCrary, Bryan Nguyen, Lorna Owens, Scott Paschall, William Palmer, Fabiana Payton, Carolina Pereira, Brenna Pospisil, Lorena Rodriguez, Zach Romo, Caelyn Scott, Myra Vlasac and Skai Woods.

Registration is currently open for Blinn’s Winter minimester and Spring semester. The Winter minimester runs Dec. 19-23 and Jan. 5-15, and registration is available through Dec. 18. Registration for the 16-week Spring semester is open through Jan. 19, with classes beginning Dec. 20. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation’s leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for its affordable educational excellence.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled “Destination Success: First-Year Focus,” which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.

From left: Brenna Pospisil, Bayleigh Biddle, Angela Alderete, Maria Martinez and Fabi Payton were inducted into the Blinn College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society Sunday in the College Park Center.