Iota Alpha, the branch of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society located at Trinity Valley Community College, recently inducted new members into the group. The induction ceremony was hosted on the college’s Athens campus.
The ranks of Trinity Valley Community College’s honor society grew by more than 50 members at the organization’s recent spring induction ceremony.
The Iota Alpha chapter of the international Phi Theta Kappa society is comprised of outstanding students at TVCC’s four campuses. TVCC students are eligible to join Iota Alpha if they have earned at least 12 semester hours of transferrable credit at TVCC with an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for leadership and service development. The group also provides members with an intellectual climate for fellowship and discussions on pertinent topics.
The organization developed in Missouri in 1910. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with chapters located in all 50 states as well as several other countries.
Students who were recently inducted into Iota Alpha are (listed alphabetically by hometown):
ATHENS: Mary Bernard, Deborah Posey Cody, Brian Jones, Michael Kellum, Matthew Maddux, Kenta Maeda, Daisy Martinez, Ken Mihm, Charlyne Nyaega, Brandi Peterson, William Sherrell, Erin Stapper, Mariana Zazquez, Sabrina Walker, Sydney White, Renan Zorer
BEN WHEELER: Jenny Foster
BULLARD: Jordyn Webb
CANTON: Faith Bolin, Savanna Faglie, Abby Goode
DALLAS: Lucretia Harrell, Carrie Webb
EDGEWOOD: Amy Rochester
EUSTACE: Amber Baxter
FRISCO: Patricia Beville
GUN BARREL CITY: Valanda Fewell, Chaz Pierce, Frank Laarits II,
HALLSVILLE: Chelsea Malone
KATY: Kaylie Oliver, Antonella Tome
KAUFMAN: Sarah Adams, Josette Reynolds
KEMP: Jesse Albright, Brittany Calder, Claire Ellis, Misty Jeffcoat, Erika Martinez
LARUE: Maria Bailey
LUMBERTON: Haley Moore
MABANK: Julie Everett, Rhynda Gilliam
MALAKOFF: Karen Jaquish
MEXIA: Sarah Calame
MONTALBA: Juanita Petrik
NOBLESVILLE: Zackary Wilson
RICHARDSON: Bret Quine
ROCKWALL: Alyssa Peterson
TYLER: Melissa Tillery
WHITEHOUSE: Lauren Pittman
WILLS POINT: Wade Crouch