WVU Parkersburg’s Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomed 15 new members during the Fall 2016 semester. All members participated in a formal induction ceremony held in November.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold Phi Theta Kappa’s four hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship in the presence of their friends and family members. Dr. Torie Jackson, assistant professor of journalism at WVU Parkersburg and alumni member of the Sigma Omega chapter, served as guest speaker.

In addition to inducting 15 new members, Phi Theta Kappa presented an honorary membership to Andrew Walker, instructor and coordinator of WVU Parkersburg’s criminal justice program who also serves as a faculty advisor to the club.

Membership is by invitation only and is extended to students meeting specific eligibility criteria. In order to be eligible for membership with the campus Sigma Omega chapter, students must be currently enrolled at WVU Parkersburg, have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least 12 credit hours of associate degree course work. Students meeting these requirements who have previously earned an associate degree and are currently enrolled as students pursuing an additional, declared associate degree are also considered eligible for membership.

For more information about WVU Parkersburg’s PTK chapter, contact advisors Marie Butler (ude.puvwnull@reltub.eiram), Andrew Rochus (ude.puvwnull@suhcor.werdna), or Andrew Walker (ude.puvwnull@reklaw.werdna).

New members include:

Chelsea Lynn Ayers
Alexander Trey Booher
Levi Cole Butcher
Robert R. Carr
Hannah Alexis Cothern
Amanda F. Duckworth
Sierra Yachal English
Sandipa Gautam
Shannon Brook Hopkins
Riley Housel
Desiree Janette Krafft
Aaron Michael Rickman
Julie E. Smith
Angela Michelle Stewart
Austin Tyler Wright

About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territorial possessions and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.


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