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WCC honor society inducts 36 new members into ranks

By From staff reports
Published in News on May 2, 2017 9:57 AM

Wayne Community College's Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 36 members in its spring ceremony.

Phi Theta Kappa members represent the top 10 percent of students enrolled in two-year schools. To be invited into the society, WCC students must show academic achievement with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and have completed at least 16 hours of associate degree course work. They also must demonstrate good citizenship characteristics.

Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, with nearly 1,300 chapters on college campuses.

Inductees included the following:

Dudley: Edward Aguilar and Michele Murray

Fremont: Anna Barfield, Ashley Darlington, Daniel Davis and Heather Greening

Goldsboro: Azal Abduh, Marqueshia Artis, Barbara Bard, Jessica Brown, John Crafter, Jessica Fulghum, Fatima Gonzalez, Kelly Holmes, Ashley Johnson, Patrick Lee, Ryan Maier, Cindy Martinez, Harold Moore, Enijah Pace, Nicholas Russo and Deanaletta Seif

Knightdale: Brandon Buchanan

LaGrange: Layla Brinkley and Lauren Edwards

Leicester: Mikayla Peterson

Mount Olive: Karla Ambriz-Huerta, Rachel Elam and Pamela Westbrook

Pikeville: Margarita Gutierrez Herrera, Kensey Horne, Tracy Jarman, Liliana Martinez and Casey Pursifull

Seven Springs: Michaela Russell

Willow Springs: John Cain.

The speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Daniel Rollins, the college's language and communications department chair. He told the inductees that "like the fields around Wayne County, your life is fertile ground."