April 9, 2019

Sterling, Colo. – Northeastern Junior College’s Zeta Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, held its annual induction ceremony welcoming 68 new members into the prestigious two-year college international honor society.  The induction ceremony and reception took place in the Dorothy J. Corsberg Theater and E.S. French Atrium on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  Guests included inductee family members, honored faculty, and senior administration.

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Pictured: Front row left to right, Josie Bifano, Jessica L. Gonzales, Jennifer Sherman, Karla Hocheder, Evan Shell, Cayla Sundberg, Kalyn Serrato, Cierra Williams, Makenna Hittson, Molly Weatherill, Zak Khouiel, Chloe Bleak, Ethan Farquhara. Back row left to right, Brandon Fischer, Chase Legg, Grace Steele, Dana Fleckenstein, Kira Roelle, Larissa Fritzler, Kristyn Schnieder, Lyndsay Pool, Nick Colchin, Paul Caliari, Ryan Schaefer. Not pictured, Jacqueline Andrade, Caleb Baker, Nicole Barela, Stephanie Bevel, Brooklyn Bohler, Sydney Bowman, McKenna Carnahan, Lance Chapdelaine, Garrett Cockroft, Kinley Coe, Carl Cumby, Trevor Elliott, Samantha Fagan, Britney Filter, Staci Foos, Natalie Fosdick, Kirstyn Fritzler, Miranda Gaspar, Jessica Grisenti, Matthew Hall, Sierra Hinkel, Nga Ho, Riley James, Cora Johnson, Kyndall Lowry, Antoni Martinez, Carlos Morales Carrera, Kenzie Morris, Abby Mussman, Chelsea Owens, Kayla Peterson, Kaitlynn Prelle, Valerie Ramirez, Grace Reeves, Jenna Richards, Madeline Rule, Ashley Samora, Benjamin Schmidt, Jodi Shea, Brooke Sigmon, Ashley Smith, Kate Treinen, Amber Wade.

Jay Lee, president of Northeastern addressed the inductees sharing how his education helped prepare him for challenges he didn’t think he would come across. He went on to share that it was not easy for him, he had to push himself and work hard to achieve his goals.

Following the president’s address, new inductees were called forward to sign their names in the chapter register, light their own flame of knowledge, and pledge their commitment to the ideals of Phi Theta Kappa.

The Northeastern Zeta Theta Chapter members gain valuable leadership skills through volunteering for non-profit organizations throughout the academic year. Jeri Garrett, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, serve as the PTK advisors. This is Ms. Garrett’s first year in this position and she has done an outstanding job provide guidance to the students and helping them grow as scholars and leaders. 

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.  Inductees must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Northeastern with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. As students transfer on to colleges and universities most recognize members of PTK and offer significant scholarship opportunities.

Updated April 12, 2019

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