Phi Theta Kappa honor society’s Blinn-Brenham chapter inducts 35 students
Annual fundraising event supports student scholarships and new educational programs
March 26, 2018
The Blinn College-Brenham Campus chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society recently inducted 35 students during a brief ceremony at the campus Student 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.
The Beta Alpha Chapter of PTK recently received the Five-Star Award for fully completing all of PTK’s programs for the year, including the Honors in Action Project and the College Project. The chapter received the College Project Award of Merit after placing in the top 30 in the state and the Honors in Action Award of Merit after placing in the top three in the state for Theme 6: Natural and Engineered.
“These awards recognize the chapter’s dedication and hard work in spite of the many obstacles these students faced on the way to completing these projects and awards applications,” said Dillon Phipps, Advisor to the Beta Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. “I also am proud of Chelsea Reimer, who served as the chapter’s representative at the regional level this past year, and helped make this year’s regional events unique, fun, and informative. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to work with her these past three years.”
Phipps received the Horizon Award for advisors who show increased involvement at the regional level, while Reimer, the outgoing Texas Region District V Vice President, was inducted into the Regional Officer Hall of Honor and received a Texas flag that was flown over the Texas State Capitol. Tristan Carmean was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Honor for Members.
“We were touched by the Texas Region’s response to Tristan’s death and are grateful for their consideration during this time,” Phipps said.
This year’s inductees include: Yuko Aoki (Brenham), Mark Bonaccorso (Sealy), Jordan Brewer (East Bernard), Tommy Bui (Sealy), Allie Burns (Seguin), Brandt Caloudas (Brenham), Frances Cameron (Beaumont), Jessica Casas (Somerville), Dakota Catron (Brenham), Sara Currie (Chappell Hill), Jennifer De’Leon (Brenham), Alaura Edgerson (Spring), Paige Fischer (Brenham), Shayna Hohlt (Brenham), Kailee Hubbard (Smithville), Angela Ivey (Hallettsville), Erykah Jackson (Arlington), Lesha King (Brenham), Katie Koerth (Missouri City), Krista Jameson (Giddings), Sarah Lopez (Eagle Lake), Joel Mackey (Giddings), Hayley Mayer (Waller), Samuel Miller (Round Rock), Cassidy Moseley (Bellville), Jason Nguyen (Bellville), Maylee Powers (Brenham), Joshua Pruett (Montgomery), Cade Radenbaugh (McKinney), Joshua Roscher (La Grange), Hali Sablatura (Columbus), Allison Schram (Sealy), Madison Schumacher (Greenfield), Rebecca Tucker (La Grange), and Meredith Weyer (Bellville).
“Phi Theta Kappa membership opens the door to many opportunities for students to build their résumés, add to their scholarship and college applications, develop scholarly skills necessary for engagement in higher-level coursework, and to acquire leadership skills and soft skills that employers seek in their candidates,” Phipps said. “We are excited about the new inductees that joined the organization.”
Registration for Blinn College’s May Minimester and Summer and Fall semesters begins Monday, April 2, for current students, and Monday, April 9, for new students. For enrollment and financial aid information, visit www.blinn.edu.
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