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Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Parkersburg, W.Va.  (Jan. 8, 2023) — The Sigma Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members during a formal ceremony on November 29, 2023.

The Sigma Omega Chapter would like to welcome its newest members who accepted their invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa during the Fall 2023 enrollment period:

Breona Anderson; Penny Burke; Robert Castillo, Wesley Comeau; Carla Davis; Zoey David; Nichole Dellinger; Sophia Deramo; Haley Farson; Madison Hall; Alex Hay; Tyler Huffman; Rylee Jones; Benjamin Kaminski; Augustine McKenna; Harley Saxton; Avery Smith; Gracie Spiker; Grace Sprout; Olivia Talbert; Kimberly Thomas; and Leslie Villers.

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.

Professor Andrew Walker, co-advisor for the chapter, served as guest speaker and explained the four Hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa to those in attendance.

“The induction ceremony is a time for us to celebrate our new members. I am very proud of what these students have accomplished and continue to accomplish,” said Sigma Omega Chapter Advisor Marie Butler. “The Fall 2024 induction ceremony was our first in person induction ceremony we have had since the COVID 19 pandemic. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate with these new PTK members in person!”

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