Edison students inducted to honor society

For the Daily Call

PIQUA – Fourteen new members were inducted to the Edison State Community College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) during a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Piqua campus. Each semester, students are invited to join the honor society based upon academic criteria.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society was established in 1918 to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.

New inductees include: Brian Carpenter, Gabriella Clingman, Daniel Cox, Regan DeMotte, Matthew Green, Marlee Hess, Alexander Longfellow, Tiffany Morgan Bryan Owen, Wendy Owen, Emily Snyder, Penny Sykes, Shaina Wagoner, and Aaron Zekas.

During the ceremony, Associate Professor of English Stephen Marlowe recognized the candidates for their academic achievements.

“Our newest group of inductees are exemplars of the best Edison State has to offer,” said Marlowe. I was lucky to have their, and their guests’, attentions, it was an honor to be invited, and it was my privilege to attend. If you ever despair after the youth of tomorrow, just visit a PTK event. You’ll come away with your faith renewed.”

“We welcome, congratulate, and are proud of our newly inducted, well-deserving members,” added William Loudermilk, faculty advisor and associate professor of English.

Each semester, the Student Leadership Committee selects a member of the Edison State faculty or staff to honor during the ceremony. This semester, Sharon McFadden, director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and Debra Williamson, adjunct professor, were commended for providing outstanding service to the students of Edison State.

Recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters.

For more information about the Edison State chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, email ptk@edisonohio.edu.

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