MARSHALLTOWN Thirty-four new members were inducted into Marshalltown Community College's Alpha Iota Rho Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the two-year college on March 30.
The Phi Theta Kappa organization recognizes academic achievement at the community college level. The MCC Chapter requires members to have completed at least 12 semester hours in a two-year degree program, be currently enrolled, attended the previous semester, and have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Pele Waddilove, PTK Advisor, welcomed guests and gave a brief history of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society in America. She also highlighted the ways MCC PTK members focus on scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship, which includes volunteering in the community throughout this year. MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal congratulated inductees on behalf of the MCC administration.
Spring 2017 Marshalltown Community College Phi Theta Kappa Inductees (in yellow stoles) and ceremony participants. Front row (seated): Cassidy Fisher, Autumn Rutledge, Megan True, Molly Barker, Sugey Hernandez, Celise Sprague, Emily Burgos, Summer Downs, Raechel Hannam and Kaylee Howe (Student Senate Representative). Middle row: Theresa Patterson, Samuel Elliott-Rude, Rual Peng, Michelle Ankrum, Allison Fisher, Danielle Kellogg, Kyle Van Dee, Steven Adelmund, Pele Waddilove (Advisor), Lucas Ruby (Chapter Vice President), Joshua Benda (Member/Usher), P.J. Colbert (Advisor), Dr. Patrick Kennedy (MCC Dean of Academic Affairs) and Dr. Chris Duree (IVCCD Chancellor). Back row: Jenna Vergauwen, Jane Sun-Miller, Guadalupe Meza Santoyo, John Magnuson, Shae Slaven, Stephanie Slaven, Cindy Sink, Shannon Dothe Olmedo, Hannah Stone (chapter president), Cynthia Coury (Member/Usher), and Dr. Robin Lilienthal (MCC Provost). Not pictured: Cole Baker, Austin Bowman, Jill Braye, Shannon Breja, Anna Dinsmore, Luis Guajardo, Christina Hiracheta, Ryan Roberts and Shaena Robinson.
Chapter President Hannah Stone conducted the ceremony with the assistance of Advisors Pele Waddilove and P.J. Colbert. Waddilove and Colbert met and congratulated the inductees on stage as they signed their names, received their PTK stoles, and lit their candles. Also assisting were Chapter Vice President Lucas Ruby and Student Senate Representative Kaylee Howe.
Inductees, listed by hometown, are:
Beaman Molly Barker.
Brooklyn Kyle Van Dee.
Burnsville, MN Shannon Dothe Olmedo.
Chelsea Shae Slaven and Stephanie Slaven.
Conrad Anna Dinsmore.
Elk Run Heights John Magnuson.
Gardnerville, NV Shaena Robinson.
LeGrand Danielle Kellogg.
Marshalltown Steven Adelmund, Michelle Ankrum, Austin Bowman, Jill Braye, Emily Burgos, Summer Downs, Allison Fisher, Cassidy Fisher, Luis Guajardo, Raechel Hannam, Sugey Hernandez, Christina Hiracheta, Guadalupe Meza Santoyo, Theresa Patterson, Rual Peng, Autumn Rutledge, Cindy Sink, Jane Sun-Miller and Jenna Vergauwen.
Montour Ryan Roberts.
Nevada Samuel Elliott-Rude.
State Center Shannon Breja and Megan True.
Tama Celise Sprague.
Urbandale Cole Baker.