MOSES LAKE- Nineteen Big Bend Community College students have officially become members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society following the organization’s spring induction ceremony Monday evening.
New inductees took the oath of membership in front of family and friends after hearing from guest speaker Dr. Dawna Haynes, BBCC Dean of Student Services. College president Dr. Terry Leas presented each new member with a white rose during the ceremony to signify their achievement.
Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 and aims to celebrate the academic achievement of college students and provide them with opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. The organization is recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
The Rho Zeta Chapter at Big Bend celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. They recently received the prestigious Five-Star chapter designation.
Eligibility for membership includes a grade point average of at least 3.5 and recommendation from a faculty member. In addition, students wanting to join Phi Theta Kappa must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours at BBCC and must be enrolled for a minimum of 15 academic semester hours during the current semester.
The new students inducted were: Jesus Aceves-Fuentes, Royal City; Mickayla Cummins, Moxee; Lillian Foster, Moses Lake; Allen Hermans, Soap Lake; Rose Lawton, Moses Lake; Mariah Lohr, Moses Lake; Ashley Martin, Coulee City; Javier Ramirez, Othello; Juan Servin, Moses Lake; Derek Wright, Ephrata; Adele Dorman, Moses Lake; Ian Goben, Kennewick; Bret Mathyer, Moses Lake; Ava Heathman, Hartline; Amanda Cantu, Othello; Ariadna Espino, Royal City; Stephanie Cardenas, Moses Lake; Shalene Lybbert, Moses Lake and Elizabeth Guadarrama, Royal City.
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