The members of Iota Alpha recently welcomed 60 new members into their ranks.
The Trinity Valley Community College chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducted the additional members during a ceremony last week at the college.
The Iota Alpha chapter is comprised of outstanding students at TVCC’s four campuses. TVCC students are eligible to join Iota Alpha if they have earned at least 12 semester hours of transferrable credit at TVCC with an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for leadership and service development. The group also provides members with an intellectual climate for fellowship and discussions on pertinent topics.
The organization developed in Missouri in 1910. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 2 million members and chapters located in all 50 states as well as several other countries.
Students who were recently inducted into Iota Alpha are listed alphabetically by hometown:
ATHENS: Jonathan Baker, Emily Carlson, Carrie Dixon, Richard Eckroate Jr., Johnnie Frater, Joy Greenwalt, Rafael Juarez, Erick Matlock, Kyler Newman, Chad Hunter Oliver, Ariel Reeder, Debra Rogers, Harrison Smith, Tracy Soultanov, Arelly Tovias, Tyler Walker
CADDO MILLS: Jessica Price
CANTON: Carlee Alsobrook, Cody Nesloney
CHANDLER: Cortney Ruble
CRANDALL: Winter Quinn
DALLAS: Keaton Hollingsworth
EDE, NIGERIA: Tolulope Joy Ayoade
ENID, OKLA.: Joshua Groom
EUSTACE: Randy Bonner, Andrea Lynn Williams
FORT STOCKTON: Brianna Benavides
FORT WORTH: Brenda Paulk
FRIENDSWOOD: Kandice Updegrove
GRAND SALINE: Todd Fowler
GUN BARREL CITY: Melissa Compoc, Amelia Coon, Shannah Fortner, Michael Massengale
HOUSTON: Rebecca Ragsdale, Cary Richards
LARUE: Angela Rogers
LONGVIEW: Traci Lynn Willingham
KEMP: Hannah Carpenter, Shelly Donathan, Holly Hinds, Steven McNeeley
MABANK: Rhonda Johnson, Stacey Smith, Brooke Marie Witkop
MALAKOFF: Grant Lewis, Justin Nance
MIDLAND: Breann Baugh
MONTALBA: Erin Gass
MOYOCK, N.C.: Danielle Mundy
MURCHISON: Jacob Mitchell
MYRTLE SPRINGS: Robert Moreland
PALMER: Thomas Baker
SEVEN POINTS: Christine Padilla
STANTON: Melody Turner
TERRELL: Leslie Pettijohn, Lindsey Stone
TYLER: Nikki Nelson
WHITEHOUSE: Jessica Perez