Kishwaukee College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members


The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Kishwaukee College held their spring induction ceremony on March 26 on campus. Participating in the ceremony are, left to right, front row, Carley Ackland, Emily Bunger, Miriam Nuñez, Katelyn Ackland, Callie Ackland; middle row, Kayla Taft, Angela Sietsema, Katelyn Schilling, Gwendolyn Papke, Justin Julian; back row, Johnathan Prose, chapter President; Katherine Yunek, chapter Vice-President; Yasmine Brooks, chapter Hallmark Officer; Elizabeth Fritz, chapter Public Relations Officer; and Olin Simpson, chapter Recording Officer. (Photo contributed)

MALTA – The Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) welcomed 13 new members this spring at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in Jenkins Auditorium at the College on March 26.

PTK is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 3.5 million members worldwide. The society recognizes academic achievement of community college students and provides them with opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework towards an Associate degree and earn a 3.5 GPA or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the College. Membership is by invitation only.

The Spring 2019 inductees and their guests were welcomed to the College by Dr. Joanne Kanter, Vice President of Instruction. Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Jossendal addressed the attendees about making the most of their college careers and Adjunct Instructor of Music Soo-Yun Choi gave a lovely piano performance.

The following Kish students were inducted to PTK for Spring 2019:

Chloe Lucas, Miriam Nuñez, and Alexander Wisdom of DeKalb; Katelyn Schilling of Earlville; Kayla Taft of Kirkland; Deana Clark of Malta; Rochelle: Katelyn Ackland, Emily Bunger, Justin Julian, Christine Newman-Askins, Tiffany Newman-Askins, and Gwendolyn Papke of Rochelle. Callie Ackland and Carley Ackland, Fall 2018 members, participated in the Spring ceremony; and Angela Sietsema of Sycamore;

The ceremony was presided over by the current officers of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter: Johnathan Prose, President; Katherine Yunek, Vice-President; Yasmine Brooks, Hallmark Officer; Elizabeth Fritz, Public Relations Officer; and Olin Simpson, Recording Officer.