News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

March 30, 2012

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

ROCK HILLEarlier this week, 56 York Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges. A GPA of at least 3.5 in 12 or more hours of degree-level courses is required to receive the honor.

Chris Crosby, York Tech adjunct business instructor and former member of Phi Theta Kappa, spoke at the event, held at the Baxter Hood Center. Real greatness, Crosby told the inductees, equals service. “Give others more than they expect of you,” Crosby told the students. “When you give freely, you receive abundantly.”

Jennifer Russell was recognized as the York Tech chapter’s distinguished member. Mike Russow and Kristina Fusco were recognized as distinguished chapter officers.

Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa:

Stephen Atwood
Farah Azarbin
Scott Baker
Kristen Bell
Andrew Bennett
Jacqueline Benson
Jean Berniche
Michelle Blankenship
Melinda Bolin
Tiffani Caldwell
Richard Campbell
Dustin Cannon
Kevin Deyerle
Jennifer Doty
Jacob Fletcher
Victor Frisbee
Marguerite Garvin
Haley Gordon
Tammy Hazelton
LaShae Herron
Deanna Hough
Kyle Houser
Cameron Huckins
Horace Jennings
April Lattig
Lauren Lay
Shannon Lehn
Katie Lueth
William Mabe

Christina Martin
Aarick Matulaitis
Shawanda McClurkin
Angie Meshreki
Charles Nelson
Veronica Nickolaisen
Martha Phelps
Emily Plyler
LeeAnne Ratterree
Peter Resch
Brittney Robertson

Erica Robertson
Jennifer Russell
Karen Smith
Melissa Snodgrass
Mary Starnes
Hannah Steele
Lucas Sutliffe
Caleb Thompson
Travis Tucker
Stephany Turner
Dewitt Welborn
Nicholas Wells
Sherry Whisonant
Jeffrey Williams
Michael Wise
Danielle Yarborough

The York Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received 15 awards from the Carolinas Region of Phi Theta Kappa International this year, and for the sixth year in the row, it earned 5-Star Chapter designation, the honor society's highest designation.

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

For more information, contact Michael McAllister at (803) 327-8032.

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