Sterling, Colo. – Northeastern Junior College (NJC) Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society hosted its annual Induction Ceremony on Sunday, March 26, in the Dorothy Corsberg Theater in ES French Hall. The chapter is led by Mathematics Professor, Ms. Jeri Garrett.
Congratulations to the following students that were inducted into the PTK Zeta Theta Chapter at NJC: Kayla Bauer, Samantha Buchanan, Reagan Fehringer, Ethan Glenn, Audrey Glynn, Caley Harper, Annika Helf, Owen Kennedy, Sasha Lopez, Marrissa McAlister, Neidin Quezada, Lauren Rice, Philip Ruch, Amy Sanders, Alexis (Ali) Schmitt, Kaeden Sheets, Jacquelynn Siefken, Matthew Steele, Faith Trenkle, Taylor Wiescamp, and Grace Yoder.
Two PTK students were recognized for being selected to the PTK Colorado All Academic Team. Brady Zink and Brittney Geschwentner, are the recipients of this award and will be recognized at the state level during a reception in April. Faculty and staff that have been influential in the inductees’ academic careers were also acknowledged and thanked for their time and dedication.
The guest speaker of the day was 13th Judicial District Chief Judge Carl S. McGuire III. He spoke to the inductees and guests about the seven principles of servant leadership, and how utilizing these principles will multiply their effectiveness as leaders. The seven principles are:
1. Honor Others (Before Yourself)
2. Inspire Others (Before Setting the Course)
3. Choose Ethics (Before Profit)
4. Empower Others (Before Personal Gains)
5. Privilege People (Before Tasks)
6. Balance Focus with Flexibility (Before Making Decisions)
7. Serve with Humility (Before all else)
McGuire ended his speech with a challenge to the students, saying, “I challenge you to be a servant leader today and tomorrow, here at NJC or anywhere life takes you. If any of these seven principles struck you as areas you’d like to continue growing your skills and expertise, become more than a member of Phi Theta Kappa, become a leader in Phi Theta Kappa.”
The event was concluded with a high tea reception in the ES French Atrium sponsored by NJC President Mike White and NJC Vice President of Academic Affairs Sam Soliman.