Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Recognizes the Academic Success of Two-Year College Students

Published: May 10, 2023

Students inducted into Beta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa Class of 2023

The Beta Zeta Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Johnston Community College recently inducted 51 students for the 2022-23 academic year. The induction ceremony was held April 27, 2023 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium.

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 obtained a 3.5 grade point average.

Beta Zeta Theta 2013-14 Vice President Casey Cooke, an alumna of JCC and NC State, was the keynote speaker. A program coordinator at the North Carolina Department of Commerce in Raleigh, Cooke encouraged the students to enjoy the journey.

"Let life take you places. Don't get discouraged when things do not go as planned," Cooke said. "Some of the best journeys I have ever been on were the unexpected ones."

Chapter Officers for 2023-24 were also installed. Those serving as officers are Robyn Matthews, Chapter President; Lauren Smith, Vice President; Trish Ragsdale, Recording Officer; and Kimberlee Peedin, Public Relations Officer.

The following students were inducted during the ceremony: Quaevon Anderson, Melanie Brinson, Carolina Cortez, Erica Fields, Mary Forehand, Sergio Funes Vitanza II, Wendy E. Hall, Reanna Heres, Susan Hinton, Becca Jackson, Robyn Matthews, Cynthia McClure, Stephany Medina, Jena Pearce, Leah Rawls, Amanda Rich, Tasha Sauls, Lauren Smith, Braeden Westbrook, Unique Williams, and Whitney Williams.

For more information about the PTK at JCC, please contact advisors Tiffany Ruiz at (919) 209-2214, Clara Gagnon at (919) 209-2212, or Marjorie Parker at (919) 209-2381

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