PTK inducts nearly 250 students into honor society

Delaware County Community College’s honor society swelled when 247 new members were inducted on April 19 during a virtual ceremony.

DCCC has two Phi Theta Kappa chapters, Alpha Tau Epsilon at the Marple Campus and Beta Psi Psi in Chester County. 

Jacob Beckman, president of the Beta Psi Psi chapter, opened the ceremony by saying, “The brightest students [are] being recognized for their academic achievements.” 

Each student completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of associate degree work and earned a 3.5 or higher GPA. 

Before the ceremony began, students watched an orientation about PTK. Paul Pat, associate professor of English, explained “this prestigious 100-year-old honor society has helped millions of high-achieving college students reach their full potential.”

PTK provides scholarship opportunities to help complete associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, according to its website.

PTK members grow in scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service, hallmarks of the honor society, said Alpha Tau Epsilon adviser Nyia Kelly, associate professor of communication studies. 

To give inductees a picture of “honors in action,” Madelyn Azar, associate professor of accounting and business and co-adviser of Beta Psi Psi, said members debated their passions for serving the community this spring. Some passions included helping veterans, an outreach shelter, and a pet rescue.

Ultimately, the PTK members organized a pop-up distribution of free food in Coatesville on April 1. Azar said students saw how sharing and networking made the event a reality.

For the induction ceremony, Sheri Wachman, a DCCC alumnus, was the keynote speaker.

______ (BPP chapter) was named a 2022 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. Students receive this distinction based on their outstanding academic achievement and leadership that show future potential. 

The students inducted into DCCC’s two PTK chapters include:

Alpha Tau Epsilon: 

Beta Psi Psi:

Alpha Tau Epsilon (Marple) and Beta Psi Pi (Chester County) chapters. Also, here is a link to PTK on our DCCC website https://www.dccc.edu/campus-life/student-clubs-activities/phi-theta-kappa-honor-society?utm_source=dccc.edu&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=MainMenu . This includes there.

Alpha Tau Epsilon

Rana Abu-Libdeh, Colin Adams, Catherine Adewumi, Helen Adhanom, Haleema Afzal, Josue Agossou, Nahida Akter, Ismail Al-Haneef, Raven Amaro, Shanjana Amin, Zachary Amos
Caroline Anderson, Sara Arantes Felizardo, Liliana Argueta, Myora Bailey, Hannah Basher, Marina Battaglia, MoniqueBediako, Vanessa Belfie, Jackson Berman, William Bole, Sarah Boyle, Mindy Boyles, Aisha Brown, Jamiea Brown, Bach Bui, Leo Burman, J’Atienne Campbell, Marisa Carlucci, Carolyn Casey, Elena Coffey, Nisrine Daaji, Arianna Depasquale, Daniel Deprince, Jieqiong Ding, Mia Do, Brian Ducceschi, Abayomi Eludire, Efaz Ertesum, Stephanie Evans, Daniel Fahy, Stefanie Gallo, Evan Gerstenkorn, Jose Gonzalez, Raydhiris Gonzalez, Megan Grant, Christina Grasty, Misshasha Gumbs, Megan Gummel, Kelly Guzman, L. Leo Hall, Diana Hartnett, Amber Haywood, Jessica Heinrich, Constance Henney, Mary Herms, Brandon Hill, Kemani Howard, Christopher Howat, Tamella Huger, Autumn Humes, Netra Hun, Nazmul Islam Najlaa Iyoun, Albara Jappah, Rebecca Jones, Andrew Kaeser, Fatmata Kamara, Christine Kelly, Huynh Kieu, Naomi Knight, Pere Komienfa, Evelyn Kpodi, Pradeep Kushwaha, Sandip Kushwaha, Alyssa Lawton, Yen Le, Aaron Lombardo, Paloma Lopez, Sophia Marconi, Evan McAfee, Kiersten Ann McCalmant, John McCarthy, Regina McDonald, Hannah McNichol, Thomas Medina-Castrejon, Christopher Millay, John Mitchell, Shamsun Mustafa, Thossy Mutombo, Anne Narbutis, Isabella Neal, Isabella O’Brien, Aysel Oktay, Tracy Olechowski, Oluwatoni Olofinyolemi, Timilehin Olofinyolemi, Denise Orlando, Dustin Orner, Justin Tyler Owens, Irene Padolina, Natali Padron, Paul Pat, Anoushka Patel, Evan Peetros, Rebecca Perry, Ariel Pinard, Christine Prout, Benetta Quermorllue, Jecel Ramossexton, Kavana Rice, Chayse Richards, David Rodriguez, Virginia Roosevelt, Francine Rose, Samara Run, Tatyanna Saccoh, Maria Salvucci, Joanna Scandlen, Lourdes Seaver, Farrah Siddiqi, Ella Sleutaris, Shawn Smith, Leslie Springob, Dominic Stango, Max Stewart, Jaeyden Stokes, Michael Suber, Andriel Tabolo, Matthew Taddeo, Roia Talebi, Jessica Talotta, Amira Temple, Brian Thach, Joseph Tobia, Marisa Torh, Mollie Travers, Fafali Tsiseglo, Justine Tucker, Steven Van Zelst, James Verdi, Long Vu, Maez Waibel, Cathleen Walters, Tashea White, Justin Williams, James Worrobah, Lisha Wu, Xueli Yang, Kimsath Yin,
Sarah Zito.

Beta Psi Pi

Remi Alewijnse, Tricia Anderson, Rachael Bailey, Naomi Baker, Zachary Ball, Sarah Behm, Ritter Benner-Smith, Jenna Bohanan, Isabella Brasten, Edward Bullock, Brooke Bussom, Julia Campbell, Daniel Cannon, Jennifer Castro, Alexander Cheasty, David ChernaDavi ChhueyNataly Cisternas Gallardo, Desiree Clauser, William Cox, Samantha Crean, Angelita Aparecida Da Silva, Morgan Davis, Connie Daywalt, Brogan Detweiler, Jessica Deutel, Annalise Devito, Tobias Dugger, Hannah Dunn, Quetxalit Escalante, Stephen Faccenda, Ashley Farra, Steven Feeney, Mercy Felty,
Alexander Hayduk, Lillian Hecht, Ivonne Hernandez Gutierrez, Morgan Hood, Gianna Kampanis,
Sean Kelly, Mary Kemmer, Alia Kent, Chase Kuhleman, Kayla Kyle, Ping Ting Lam,M Langeland, Lia Lehman, Jasper Leitzinger, Othal Lester, Robert Louer, Caitlin Lucey, Madison Lydon, Daniel Mahoney, Peter Mango, Jasmin Manley, Adam Martell, Nathanael McKay, Joanna Michell Kayiaros, Madison Moore, Veronica Mundim De Paula Lima, Samuel Musselman, Jelena Neskovic, Keziah, Oyiera, Jacqueline Quinones, Rielly Ragni, Ana Ramirez, Jaime Reid, Madison Rice, Julia Richter, Amber Riley, Lauren Rini, Nevaeh Ritsick, Amy Rodriguez Miller, Gia Rufo, Isabella Schaffer, Helen Seleshi, Kareem Shahatta, Brooke Smith, Lisa Smith, Kaila Snider, Tori Springfield, Daniel Stein, Jacob Stewart, Rachael Stone, John Stratman, Asutosh Thakur, Diana Marcel Trespalacios Torres, Joshua Tribbett, Ashley Tryniszewski, Jesse Velez, Alexandra Viering, Amaya Whitehurst-Jackson, Zelalem Woldearegay, Emily Woznicki, Christopher Wray, Yolanda Zavala.


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