PRCC inducts members of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society

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30 men and women stand or sit infront of screen with Phi Theta Kappa logo on it

Sixty-four students were welcomed into Pearl River Community College’s Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society on April 4. 

The induction ceremony was held in the multi-purpose room at the Forrest County Campus with family members and other guests in the audience. 

Phi Theta Kappa is known as the foremost honor society for two-year colleges with over 1,300 chapters worldwide. 

Students elected for membership are considered academically successful having completed at least 12 credit hours of non-remedial courses with a minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA.  

Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship are the four hallmarks of PTK. The current officers briefly shared how those hallmarks have played out for them as members of PTK. 

Before the students took the PTK oath, Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President for Forrest County Campus, Allied Health and Nursing Programs, spoke to the importance of membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

“Take advantage of what we have to offer here at PRCC including a strong educational foundation,” she said. “Embrace the challenges faced as you move on to bigger and better things.” 

 Dr. Ryan Ruckel, advisor; Dr. Doug Donohue, advisor; Hanna Lambert, Vice President; Camelia Jones, Vice President; Shui Lin, Vice President; Peyton Scanlon, Vice President of Recruitment; Jackson Bowering, Vice President of Scholarship; Patrick Dunkle, President; and Dr. James, advisor.

PRCC students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Beta Tau Gamma chapter for 2022 spring semester are: 

Tobias Adams, Hattiesburg; Aidan Aultman, Hattiesburg; Evan Bayles, Hattiesburg; Brennen Bennett, Hattiesburg; Charity Bolton, Hattiesburg; Jackson Bowering, Petal; Shelby Boyd, Hattiesburg; Amber Breeland, Hattiesburg; Patrick Breland, Brooklyn; Molly Kate Carley, Hattiesburg.

Ariana Clements, Hattiesburg; Hollie Courington, Hattiesburg; Honesty Dawkins Person, Hattiesburg; Ameze Ekunwe, Hattiesburg; William Eubank, Hattiesburg; Carlee Evans, Hattiesburg; Carlie Fortenberry, Hattiesburg; Hequinn Fox, Hattiesburg; Jackson Garner, Petal; Logan Green, Hattiesburg.

Sierra Greene, Sumrall; Laura Grossman, Hattiesburg; Monica Hampton, Hattiesburg; Benjamin Hartley, Purvis; Kristen Johnson, Hattiesburg; Grace Kirby, Hattiesburg; Kelly Knaak, Hattiesburg; Monica Knight, Hattiesburg; Jun Li, Guangzhou, China; Kymrie Lofton, Hattiesburg.

Patrick McGruder, Hattiesburg; Katie Anne McNair, Hattiesburg; Dylan Miller, Hattiesburg; Micah Mixon, Petal; Jacob Nasrat, New Augusta; Jenna Ochenrider, Hattiesburg; Ashlyn Payton, Hattiesburg; Monika Phillips, Laurel; Lindsey Philyaw, Hattiesburg; Ethan Pope, Hattiesburg.

Andrew Purvis, Sumrall; Logan Ratliff, Purvis; Jada Reedy, Hattiesburg; Janiya Revies, Hattiesburg; Ana Salas Mondragon, Hattiesburg; Kathryn Scharwath, Hattiesburg; Ella Seymour, Hattiesburg; Kayla Shaffer, Hattiesburg; Kendall Shoemake, Hattiesburg; Emily Smith, Purvis.

Kayla Smith, Hattiesburg; Ashlie Snyder, Hattiesburg; Kimberly Sosa, Hattiesburg; Wuendi Soto, Hattiesburg; April Stringer, Hattiesburg; Haley Sumrall, Hattiesburg; Kortlan Taylor, Hattiesburg; Noah Taylor, Brooklyn; Kayunna Thurmon, Hattiesburg; Merritt Wallace, Hattiesburg.

Ryan Wallace, Hattiesburg; Marina Wardlow, Hattiesburg; Brooks White, Hattiesburg; and Shelby Young, Hattiesburg.

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PHOTO CAPTIONS:

(PHOTO 1) Sixty-four students were welcomed into Pearl River Community College’s Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. 

(PHOTO 2) Advisors and officers in the Beta Tau Gamma chapter include from left: Dr. Ryan Ruckel, advisor; Dr. Doug Donohue, advisor; Hanna Lambert, Vice President; Camelia Jones, Vice President; Shui Lin, Vice President; Peyton Scanlon, Vice President of Recruitment; Jackson Bowering, Vice President of Scholarship; Patrick Dunkle, President; and Dr. James Collum, advisor. Not pictured are Allyna Pytleski, Vice President of Fellowship; Jericho Gardner, Vice President of Leadership; and Dr. Terri Ruckel, advisor.