Forty-nine Western Nevada College students earned induction into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society during ceremonies April 22 and 28 on the college’s Carson City and Fallon campuses.
During the ceremonies, the inductees read an oath of membership pledge and performed a candle lighting to receive a spark from a flame, thus promoting their own individuality according to the Greek myth.
PTK was created in 1918 and has served as a means to honor and encourage academic achievement of community college students. The organization also provides opportunities for individual student growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.
In order for WNC students to qualify for PTK membership, they must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree coursework with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher throughout their enrollment at the college.
WNC’S 2017 PTK INDUCTEES FOR ALPHA UPSILON BETA AND BETA THETA IOTA ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Carson City Chapter: Yessica Alonso, Jose Banuelos Ruiz, Cassandra Blackmore, Tera Bruhn, Audrey Clark, Patricia Dark, Corrina Demaria, Cherrice Dotson, Raife Edwards, Jesus Fernandez, Damon Fischer, Michael Frenchu, Marcela Garcia-Baltierra, Anna Graham, Katrina Grahn, Ryan Harrity, Matthew Hodges, Sarah Jarrett, Linda Jones, Bretta Leach, Gary Little, Miette Lopez, Cassandra Luster, Hannah Marquis, Megan Martinez, Gavin Meyers, Michelle Miller, Karri Mouritsen, Julie Rodriguez, Narua Rugama, Maria Salas, Miriam Silis, Cheryl Simmons, Diane Smith, Sean Stepro, Amber Svensson, Sky Swanson, Asinate Valentin and Suzanne Whimple.
Fallon Chapter: Dallas Campbell, Devyn Frederick, Jessica Gomes, Chance Harrison, Rosemary Kufalk, Austin Lunderstadt, Susana Renteria, Lawrence Smith, Denise Youles and Kailee Youles.