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STLCC-Wildwood PTK Chapter Welcomes 26 New Members

November 03, 2015

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STLCC-Wildwood's Beta Rho Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed 26 new members at its recent induction ceremony.

The Beta Rho Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood welcomed 26 new students during its recent induction ceremony.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 3 million members and 1,275 chapters located across the United States and around the world. 

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of college students.  In addition to connecting students with scholarship opportunities, Phi Theta Kappa promotes individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programing.  To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Beta Rho Epsilon’s new members are Jessica Baer, Bradley Boucher, Adam Call, Tawney Colombo, Scott Ewers, Emily Freeman, Christopher Gandy, Meghan Harvey, Sarah Johnson, Marissa Laube, Daniel Mannion, Katherine McDonald, Jennifer Meszaros, Luke Miller, Alexandra Pearl, Chloe Rohrbach, Katy Rosa, Christine Schierholz, Harlyn Schott, Rebecca Shuh, Brittany Thompson, Trey Vuichard, Marceline Witengier, Michael Woolbright, Sarah Young and Lindsay Zerface.

During the ceremony, Patrick Vaughn, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, commended students on their success. 

“At STLCC we expand minds and change lives every day; however, we don’t often take the time to think that we change much more than one life or a classroom of lives -- we change families and communities,” he said. “As someone who has been a part of this great experiment called the ‘American Community College,’ I congratulate you on your success, and I applaud you for setting an example for your family and the STLCC students of the future.”

William Woodward, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, delivered the ceremony’s keynote. He encouraged students to work hard and to make the most of their college experience. 

“The interactions you have throughout your journey will help you create your story and achieve your goals,” Woodward said. “Remember the possibilities that are available to you, and find ways to leverage the connections you make.”   

The ceremony concluded with individual recognition of the new members, a candle lighting recessional and the oath of membership.

STLCC-Wildwood’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was established in 2009. Since then, Beta Rho Epsilon has been recognized as a 5-Star chapter, which is the highest rating a chapter can achieve.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at STLCC-Wildwood, contact Kim Granger, professor of mathematics and faculty advisor, at kgranger@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2204.