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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Holds Fall Inductions

23 October 2014

Fourteen students were recently inducted into the Phi Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Pratt Community College. 

Inductees included Hannah Eck, Johnathon McCoy, Mike Kiley and Shannon Neifert of Pratt, Jordan Ricke of Sharon, Karissa Pena of Holcomb, Terry Hole of Derby, Anthony Ford of Haviland, Jennifer Himelrick of Anthony, Raquel Tamez and Callie Hobkirk of Wichita, Amie Coleman of Stafford, Brooke Christie of Mentor and Lanina Spence of Baxter Springs.

Chapter advisor Leighanne Dean presided over the ceremony, which was attended by members of the PCC administration and Board of Trustees. Tyler Stoldt, Phi Theta Kappa Vice President of Correspondence for the Kansas Region, gave the keynote address.

"Phi Theta Kappa is a unique and exciting opportunity for academically-minded students," said Dean. "The honor society offers scholarships, conferences, travel and leadership development tools to students who are willing to commit to the organization. I am excited for our new inductees to experience all that this society has to offer."

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses around the world. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges.

Fall inductees pose with Advisor Leighanne Dean, far right, and PTK Region VP Tyler Stoldt, second from right.