PTK recognizes the academic success of two-year college students.
Eighty-four students were recently inducted into the Beta Zeta Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Johnston Community College for the 2014-15 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 21 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. The inductees 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 signed the ceremonial guest book. The induction concluded with a ceremonial lighting of candles.
Yvette Hawkins, an alumna of JCC and Meredith College was the keynote speaker. A program director at Methodist Children's Home in Goldsboro, Hawkins encouraged the students to never stop asking themselves the question who am I.
"Don't stop trying to discover who you are," she said. "Choose the road that makes you happy. Find everything that makes you happy. Rediscover yourself every single day."
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: Kayla Armstrong of Dunn; William Baggett of Smithfield; Jenna Baker of Kenly; Tomeka Baker of Selma; Patrice Ballard of Clayton; Cesar Bautista of Princeton; Crystal Beasley of Dunn; Yvette Boyd of Garner; William Braswell of Princeton; Aaron Brewer of Smithfield; Morgan Broadwell of Wendell; Barbara Brown of Clayton; Amanda Cacchione of Fuquay-Varina; Jared Cardin of Garner; Stephanie Cassidy of Knightdale; Hannah Caudill of Wendell; Logan Childers of Selma; Celia Coats of Clayton; Ronald Combs of Clayton; Miheret Daba of Raleigh; Joseph Dasilva of Clayton; Kimberly Dayberry of Smithfield; Elise Descoteaux of Zebulon; Oneil Diaz-Vazquez of Smithfield; Michael Dielenschneider of Kenly; Kaile Dozier of Willow Springs; David Elsheimer of Clayton; Margaret Ezell of Wendell; Renee Flake of Newton Grove; Daniel Garcia-Marquez of Smithfield; Simone Gillespie of Garner; Kassidee Hanshew of Selma; Domenic Hardin of Clayton; Brandy Harrison of Erwin; Brittany Harrison of Raleigh; Anatasia Hayes of Holly Springs; Catherine Hendrix of Stem; Jessica Hobby of Clayton; Jennifer Horton of Clayton; Karren Hurley of Clayton; Wanda Irizarry of Clayton; Otoniel Jaen of Smithfield; Natalie Jensen of LaGrange; Cherokee Johnson of Clayton; Tammi Jones of Clayton; Kontar Joyner of Clayton; Stecia Joyner of Selma; Candace Lee of Four Oaks; Lisa Lee of Princeton; Timothy Lewis of Clayton; Kijuana Ligon of Smithfield; Teresa Lopez of Zebulon; Serena Luke of Four Oaks; Spencer Lynch of Smithfield; Joshua McCarty of Clayton; James McGrath of Clayton; Christina McLamb of Four Oaks; Tyrell McLean of Clayton; Brenda Medina of Clayton; Kelly Miller of Smithfield; Warda Mohamed of Clayton; Arianna Munoz of Angier; Heather Murphy of Four Oaks; Catherine Page of Princeton; James Pendergraph II of Kenly; Alexandra Pettit of Clayton; Shawna Prendergast of Benson; Ricardo Price of Smithfield; Christina Raig of Lillington; Edgar Rodriguez of Smithfield; Michael Rodriguez of Dunn; Katie Rutherford of Benson; Julie Shirah of Wendell; Sherri Smith of Four Oaks; Breyia Spruill of Selma; Brenna Stewart of Willow Spring; Leland Stroud of Garner; Jessica Trapp of Cary; Tiffany Trujillo of Micro; David Weber of Selma; Taylor Wilkins of Selma; Candace Wood of Kenly; and Garrett Woodard of Selma.
For more information about the PTK at JCC, please contact advisors Stephanie Hall at (919) 464-2376, Lance Gooden at (919) 464-2375, or Dr. Lisa Draughon at (919) 209-2381.
Cut line: Catherine Page of Princeton receives her candle from advisor Stephanie Hall after signing the ceremonial guest book during the induction.