Honor society inducts new members

New members were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Oct. 13 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin.

The inductees include Taylen Ashby, Lauren Grace Bellamey, Melody Bohl, Jericha Carter, Makenzie Chaney, Faith Diel, Carmelita Olandez, Cherie Pitcher, Alyssa Reynolds, Thomas Whitaker and Michael Wright.

The Shawnee Community College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter officers were also in attendance at the ceremony. 

The officers include Gabriel Wrye, chapter president; Alysha Giltner, vice president of scholarship; Mildred Henderson, vice president of fellowship; Justin Reynolds, vice president of leadership; and Adam Jones, public relations.

Samuel Ramirez, Phi Theta Kappa southern vice president of the Illinois region, was featured as the ceremony’s guest speaker. 

Ramirez spoke to the students about the importance of education and their family support system. 

Ramirez is a student at John A. Logan College in Carterville.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the two-year college and students who have achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average in at least 12 transfer hours and have been invited for membership. 

These are the top 10 percent of all students in a two-year college. 

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor these students and their academic achievements and is the oldest and largest honor society serving two-year colleges in the world. 

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills. 

Taylen Ashby, Lauren Grace Bellamey, Makenzie Chaney and Alyssa Reynolds could not be present for the picture. Shawnee Community College photo.

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