The Beta Zeta Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) inducted 29 new members at McDowell Technical Community College on Friday, November 13, 2009.
Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest honor society for two-year and junior colleges. Invitation to membership in Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only to students carrying 12 or more semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Beverly Watts, Mathematics Instructor and Coordinator of Developmental Studies, gave the evening’s keynote address. Her presentation highlighted the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa—scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service—with energy and enthusiasm. Using large visual aids, she reminded inductees and others in attendance how these four hallmarks were connected to PTK’s current service project, collecting school supplies for needy children. Current PTK officers assisted in her presentation.
Watts, who was chapter advisor for PTK for eight years, was also honored for her service to the local Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Beta Zeta Lambda officers surprised her with a dozen red roses in recognition of her years of dedication to the group.
Co-Advisors Chip Cross and Andy Morgan joined Chapter Officers Debbie Thomas, Terry Blake and Hannah Rhodes in performing the installation of inductees: Teresa Abernathy, Karen Bartolome, Michelle Boles, Angela Boris, Wanda Burleson, Brona Causby, Bruce Cole, Pamela Cox, Tandra Corpening, Jessica Edwards, Herman Hall, Sherry Holland, Donna Hollifield, Tim Hollifield, Angela Kelly, Christina Mauldin, Jamie McKinney, Jenifer Munoz, Jessica Robinson, Kathy Shell, Gail Stulls, Greg Sullivan, Teresa Suttle, Anissa Swink, Laura Ward, Myra Warf, Erin Westall, and Melissa Wilson.
A brief reception followed the ceremony in the Commons area of the Cedar Building at McDowell Tech.