UA Cossatot Inducts New Phi Theta Kappa Members
April 13, 2017
UA Cossatot honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, inducted fifteen new members in a ceremony on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
In addition to lighting candles and reciting the Phi Theta Kappa pledge, honorees heard from guest speaker Brian Haley Sunday evening.
Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year institutions that offer associate degree programs. The purpose of the organization is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students at the two-year college.
An invitation to join is extended to students based on performance. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college.
Honorees pictured in the first row (left to right) are: Karen Villeda of De Queen, Gabriella Ruiz of Nashville, Karen Perez of De Queen, Maria Pacheco of DeQueen, Elvia Martinez of De Queen, Tiffany Maurer of De Queen, Olivia Jamison of Nashville, PTK Vice President Katy Garcia of De Queen, PTK PR Ana Mosqueda of De Queen, PTK Treasurer Shayde Cook of De Queen, Italia Bustamante of De Queen, and PTK Staff Advisor Candice Gilbert of De Queen.
Honorees pictured in the back row (left to right) are: Jesus Martinez of De Queen, Angel Hernandez Olguin of De Queen, Cecilia Swilley of Ashdown, Jose Martinez of De Queen, Eduardo Medina of Wickes, Crystal Jeanes of Horatio, Alexandria Stark of De Queen, Tina Daugherty of Nashville, and Kortney Ashley of Ashdown.
Phi Theta Kappa students who are graduating are recognized at the commencement ceremony and wear a sash with their cap and gown designating them as a member of the honor society.