Nearly 90 people were in attendance at the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society induction ceremony at ICC West to witness over 60 Independence Community College students being inducted into the prestiguous organization. Alongside the large amount of students being inducted, eight officer were installed: Sebastian Henderson, President; Odalis Martinez, Vice President; Makayla England, Treasurer; Jackie Zimmerman, Fundraising VP; Hanna Baird, Community Service VP; Austyn Wash, Awards and Scholarship VP; Kenise Givhan, Events VP; Madeline O'Rourke, Secretary; and Marlana Bass, Public Relations, VP. These students will hold leadership positions that are key to the success of Beta Omega, ICC’s chapter of PTK.
Brenda Sanchez, who is both a professor of English and Phi Theta Kappa advisor at ICC, says that, “Membership is up this year from at least the last 3 or 4 years, perhaps due to the new scholarship that the ICC Foundation has provided.” Former Kansas-Nebraska regional president Curtis Walters is responsible for advocating and acquiring the scholarship for PTK students. Walters speaking to the inductees at the ceremony relayed a message of fellowship and unity; Walters spoke of what students experience in joining PTK stating, “You come for the Scholarships, but stay for the friends.”
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