National Technical Honors Society holds induction ceremony at FCC

10 adults holding certificates for National Technical Honor Society at Forrest County Campus of Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus recently honored 10 students with a National Technical Honors Society induction ceremony. 

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves more than 100,000 active members and nearly 2 million alumni since its inception in 1984. 

“For these students, to be a member of NTHS is to be recognized and honored for their hard work and achievements as they prepare for a technical career,” said Sam McNease, PRCC Industrial Technology instructor and NTHS advisor.

“Additionally, we strive to build members’ confidence, compassion, and leadership skills by organizing projects and events to help the community. It’s about growth just as much as recognition.”

Awarding more than $2 million in scholarships since 2005, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.

National Technical Honor Society officers at the Forrest County Campus include: President, Sam Ranger of Petal; Vice President: Kari Nickey of Hattiesburg; Secretary: Monica Knight of Seminary; and Historian: Hannah Knight of Purvis.  

National Technical Honor Society Officers at Spring 2022 induction

Officers for the National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2021-22 included from left: Monica Knight of Seminary, secretary; Kari Nickey of Hattiesburg, vice president; Hannah Knight of Purvis, historian; and Sam Ranger of Petal, president.

“Being a member of National Technical Honors Society is an honor and gift that I am truly grateful for,” said Ranger. 

“It is a privilege to be surrounded by so many talented and creative minds that we may better the technical fields in ever evolving ways. I am grateful for the mentorship of our advisors and would not be where I am today without them. The scholarship opportunities and career readiness are second to none. All of these aspects make me so proud to be a part of this wonderful group.” 

For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

During the induction, elements of the organization were explained including the seven candles that represent the seven attributes of membership: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. 

Woman lights candle while three other women look on at the National Technical Honor Society induction March 2022

Any questions about NTHS can be directed to Sam McNease at

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National Technical Honor Society inductees

Inductees for the National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2021-22 included from left: Darla Kittrell of Richton, Carrie Johnson-Jenkins of Petal, Hannah Knight of Purvis, Natalie Goodin of Philadelphia, Miss., and Morgan Benoit of Poplarville. Standing – Patrick Breland of Brooklyn, Crosby Stevens of Inverness, Kaylyn Bryant of Petal, Kitti Molnar of Oak Grove, and Marlon Johnson of Columbia. 

National Technical Honor Society advisors

3 women stand to left of woman in wheelchair with 2 men on the right.

Advisors for the National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2021-22 included from left: Shannon Busby, Lori Little, Ellie Primeaux, Sam McNease, Dr. James Collum and Dusty Chambliss. 

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.