Seventy-two Chattanooga State Community College students were inducted into the Alpha Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. PTK has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. All students inducted attend classes on the main campus, the Center for Education & Human Services on Lee Highway as well as the Kimball, Dayton, and Sequatchie/Bledsoe sites.
The Society is comprised of more than 1,250 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 of the United States, in U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Palau and the British Virgin Islands, making it the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges in the world. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on the Society's Hallmarks.
Eligibility for membership requires, “students to have completed 12 college-level credit hours and have a 3.5 GPA,” says PTK faculty advisor, Erica Lux, assistant professor, Humanities and Fine Arts. “After induction, PTK members must maintain a 3.2 GPA to retain their membership” Ms. Lux added.
New inductees include Ola Adenekan, Muhammad Ali , Amy Bennett , Melanie Bennett, Jacob Blaiser , Robert Bradford , Anam Bukhari , Shawn Carlton , Edward Curry , John Daughtery, Ardetra Davis , Jaimie Derigiotis , Joseph Doughty , David Michael Gamble , Callista Guess , Jessica Hacker, Regina Hale , Makeesha Hargis , Hannah Harris, Ellainna Hart , Constance Haynes , Jeffrey Herndon , Vicki Hicks, Janet Hodge , Cherie Hodges , Tonda Hooper, Justin Hulgan , Evan Hutcheson, Jonathan Ice , Crystal Johnston , Angela Kelley, Terran Kinsey, Kallan Kirby , Emily Kirk , Gloria Lankford, Amanda Lueken , Watonia Marenic , Cynthia McKeel , Shirley McAllister , Joseph Merrett , April Miller , Jessica Miller , James Morgan , Chelsea Morrow, Ashley Myers , Amy Marie Nash , Nahomi Ortiz , Mahesh Paneria , Natalie Parks , Thomas Parks, Thomas Payne, Britnie Perry, Steven Porter , Megan Revis , Gina Roberts, Bryon Rogers , Rose Saturday , William Scruggs , April Shaw , Nanci Sims , Nicholette Smith, Rebecca Smith, Lauren St. Pierre, Carla Totty , Michelle Towry, David Ungate , Valerie Wallace, Jessica Webster, Alecia Williams , Karlee Winkelman , Catherine Worden, and Sylvia Younce.