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Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

 Parkersburg, W.Va.  (April 15, 2024) — The Sigma Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members during a formal ceremony on Saturday, April 6, 2024 in the WVU Parkersburg Theater.

The Sigma Omega Chapter would like to welcome its newest members who accepted their invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa during the Spring 2024 enrollment period:

Anthony Beckett; Samantha Bragg; Andrew Bonnell; Tyler Copanic; Brianna Dalton; Joshua Hixon; Ethan Joy; Rebecca Kalb; Cassandra Lott; Christina Lunmeyer; Alexis McMillion; Addison Parks; Adam Rector; Michael Riblett; and Ariel Smith.

Witnessed by friends and family members, these students took the official oath of membership with the Sigma Omega Chapter President Anastasia Nicholas to uphold Phi Theta Kappa’s four Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.

“I want to thank each of you for attending today in celebration of these students. They have worked diligently to achieve academically and it’s only fitting for us to formally recognize them,” said Andrew Walker, professor and PTK advisor, during the ceremony. “We look forward to working with our newest members as they continue to grow in scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship; the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa.”

Dr. HG Young, professor and honorary PTK member, was the guest speaker during the ceremony.

Membership to Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only. Eligible students must be currently enrolled at WVU Parkersburg with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least 12 credit hours leading to an associate degree. 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 on becoming a member, contact advisors Marie Butler at or Professor Andrew Walker at

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929. More than 3.8 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst among members and colleges.

About WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg, established in 1961, is a life-changing institution for the students and communities it serves. The college offers over 50 degree programs, workforce development, short-term career training programs and community education classes. WVU Parkersburg is also the only community and technical college in West Virginia to offer bachelor’s degrees, and it is home to WPKM 96.3 FM, the first community college radio station in the state.