International honor society recognizes academic achievement of two-year college students.
Seventy-one students were recently inducted into the Beta Zeta Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Johnston Community College for the 2016-17 academic year.
The international honor society recognizes the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. To be invited to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework toward an associate degree and must have obtained a 3.5 grade point average.
An induction ceremony was held April 18 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the JCC campus. Stephanie Hall, PTK co-advisor and math instructor at JCC, was the guest speaker.
Phi Theta Kappa is built on four pillars or hallmarks that each chapter strives to capture in its activities. Hall asked the inductees to strive for these hallmarks – service, scholarship, leadership, and fellowship – in their everyday lives.
“Foster a sense of genuine humility in your lives and watch how you positively impact others and yourself,” Hall said. “Congratulation on your accomplishments and I hope you are proud, not the type of arrogant pride that’s the opposite of humility but pride that comes from the satisfaction of a job well done and the pleasure of celebrating your achievement and receiving of the honor you have earned.”
The inductees then recited a pledge of allegiance to the society and to uphold the values of leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. As their names were called one by one, the inductees walked across the stage and signed the ceremonial guest book. The induction concluded with a ceremonial lighting of candles.
The following students were inducted during the ceremony: Harley Alger of Smithfield; Carolyn Alphin of Dunn; Arianna Asadi; Kimberly Bailey of Angier; Krystal Baker of Kenly; Jeffrey Bass of Wendell; Taylor Bathurst of Clayton; Joshua Binns of Garner; Jerry Bondoc of Clayton; Alexis Brown of Pikeville; Emma Creech of Smithfield; Kristen Crider of Clayton; Samantha Daniel of Holly Springs; Amy Diamond of Goldsboro; Meredith Dusek of Clayton; Lauren Eakes of Selma; Araceli Fajardo of Kenly; Leah Ferrell of Clayton; William Godwin of Dunn; Nikki Guitard of Garner; Adina Harris of Dunn; Lacy Hockaday of Smithfield; Michaela Holder of Four Oaks; Vaughn Hopson of Clayton; Heidi Hudnut of Apex; Nicole Hudson of Erwin; Jasmeen Kaur of Smithfield; Ta’Mia King of Goldsboro; Lauren Leclerc of Garner; Crystal Lewis of Four Oaks; Samantha Matthews of Four Oaks; Catherine McDaniel of Sanford; Maria McQuade of Benson; Emily Morgan of Benson; Joshua Murphy of Smithfield; Taylor Narron of Middlesex; Mac Vu Nguyen of Clayton; Brandon Nielens of Hope Mills; Cody Obermiller of Willow Spring; Peyton Overbee of Smithfield; Phillip Payne of Angier; Caitlyn Pendergraph of Kenly; Aubrey Perkinson of Smithfield; Aaron Pridgen of Kenly; Hannah Prosser of Garner; Kelsie Qua of of Clayton; Aaron Ragsdale of Raleigh; Jared Ray of Raleigh; Estevan Rodriguez of Smithfield; Lauren Sadler of Clayton; Jessica Sales of Warsaw; Casey Sanders of Selma; Woody Sanford of Princeton; Jeremy Schifflett of Dunn; David Schmaling of Four Oaks; Tiffany Smith of Four Oaks; Bonnie Spencer of Wendell; Morgan Stoneking of Pikeville; Sterling Summey of Clayton; Destiny Tant of Selma; Khalilah Taylor of Clayton; Kelly Tesh of Willow Spring; Jessica Thomas of Clayton; Luke Thompson of Smithfield; Megan Wagner of Clayton; Kristina Walker of Raleigh; Sherrese Wallace of Smithfield; Ian Walston of Wilson; Meredith Wilson of Four Oaks; and Wendy Zheng of Angier.
For more information about the PTK at JCC, please contact advisor Dr. Lisa Draughon at (919) 209-2381.