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For Immediate Release
1 June 2010

Melissa Lamar
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 9.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 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. “We applaud our PTK members for their outstanding achievements,” said Tunxis president Cathryn L. Addy, Ph.D.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.

The 46 new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence are:


Amy Zera


LaDonna Samuel


Rosemarie Brady-Plourde, Alissa Jacobs, Michael Jubb, Melissa Matias, Corey Pinette, Elliott Woolworth


Judith Marciano


Kokila Patel


Jennifer Haddon


Rebecca Bahre, Ousmane Diallo, Anne Doize, Kari Johnson, Karen Palacia, Daniel Tobon


Christine Cugno, Michele Fischer-Paul


Jillian Winkel

New Britain

Elzbieta Bucior, Dariusz Bucior, Linnai-Anne Camacho, Sebastian Czeczotka, Khrystyna Masyra, Jacquelyn Szydlo, Kaylie Washburn, Spencer Williams


Keith Dauch, Nicholas Isaac, Edward Wild 


Denise Berry, Shawn Curtis, Paula Freeman, Steven Frick, Karl Funderbunk, Meghan Lenois


Steven Minton


Ian Smith


Lyndsay Esser


Mark Dziubek, Stacey Paladino


Robert Brennan


Cathryn Broadwell


Jessica Neary

West Hartford

Shay Bachar


Mary Scott

Activities of over 20 honor societies, student clubs and organizations at Tunxis Community College give students a chance to grow outside the classroom. The College, which offers over 60 credit programs and a wide array of continuing education options, serves nearly 5,000 students each semester.  For more information on Tunxis, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the web site at tunxis.commnet.edu.