For Immediate Release
16 May 2012

Melissa Lamar, Marketing & Public Relations Office
860.255.3777 (office)
email: MLamar@txcc.commnet.edu


Outstanding Tunxis Students Inducted Into PTK International Honor Society

 

The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced its most recent membership inductees at an induction ceremony on April 27.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work, earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and adhere to the standards of the Society. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 125,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.

The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, with 1,275 chapters in each of the 50 states, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding.

The 54 new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence are:

Avon

Jose DelAguila

Muhammad Iftikhar

Alizabeth Toth

Berlin

Lauren Casasanta

Samantha Hall

Matthew Machowski

Caitlin Winslow

Bristol

Elysee Badio

Fatoumata Bah

Susan Baxter

Susan Everett

Melissa Hoebel

Cynthia Jendrejcak

Sadia Seyal

Holly Yeske

Burlington

Adam Martin

Cheshire

Sofia Martone

Joseph Persio

Emily Reinhard

Mette Smith

Hartford

Emily Cipes

Meriden

Michael Reardon

Middletown

Stacey Sadicario

New Britain

Lisa Abascal

Brian Kery

Monika Kondracki

Michal Pliszka

Ryan Vierira

Greg Zmijewski

New Hartford

Walter David Zitzkat

New Milford

Carol Hackett

Newington

Wilson Pelaez

Brianna Rideout

Plainville

Amy Freeman

Michael Laposky

Justin Levy

Thomas Naples

Plantsville

Samantha Crowley

Simsbury

Ethan Garry

Southington

Jane DeLuca

Marcin Dembrowski

Naomi Lemire

Terryville

Casey Cmiel

Daniel Morin

Thomaston

Meredith Balducci

Torrington

Alessia Assisi

Giuseppe Assisi

Randy Malenfant

Michael Woiten

West Hartford

Eric Corthell

Peter DeHertogh

Shalom Khodabakhshian

West Simsbury

Francine Casalino

Winsted

Deanna Waters

Wolcott

John Carasone

 

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Visit Tunxis on the Internet at www.tunxis.edu.