ECC inducts 23 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Thursday / April 26, 2018
The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted 23 new members during the semester. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify for membership, ECC students must be in a degree-seeking program with a cumulative 3.25 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours.
After a welcome and introductions by Sophie Helldorff, ECC PTK President, Jorg Rochlitzer, PTK Advisor introduced the Coordinator of International & Multicultural Connections and guest speaker, Roger Lugo. Lugo spoke the impacted PTK had on his life and the importance of being involved in the community and in your school.
“What better way to meet people who are going to push you hard to achieve your wildest dream,” Lugo said. “PTK will be one of the best decisions you made during your college career.”
Helldorff presented the inductees with a lit candle signifying a torch of knowledge and PTK Vice President, Kristina Dempster gave each a white rose signifying purity and beauty of life. Inductees then recited the membership pledge.
Spring 2018 inductees, listed by hometown, are:
Belmont, IA – Natalee Dippel
Blairsburg, IA – Ronda Richardson
Caledonia, IL – Alicia Limones
Cedar Rapids, IA – Pearl Bennet
Des Moines, IA – Zion Oromo
Eldora, IA – Brianna Kendall, Malcom Wright, Nina Priske, and Sarah Glenn
Hampton, IA – Christopher Lamos
Hazleton, IA – Alianna Holliday
Iowa Falls, IA – Autumn Gast, Emma Stephenson, Nikole Meyer, Sara Qualley, and Telyn Rainey.
Lakeville, MN – Alexandra Porter
Lincoln, NE – Samantha Miller
Nigeria, West Africa – Alex Vugigi
Platte City, Mo – MeKenzie Wright
Saratoga, WY – Meredith Lincoln
Sterling, IL – Ethan Hafner
Waterloo, IA – Sydney Nystrom