DACC Honor Society Inducts New Members

DACC Honor Society Inducts New Members

DACC’s Pi Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted new members on Thursday, March 3, during its Spring Induction Ceremony. State Senator Scott Bennett was the keynote speaker. The complete list of inductees is attached.

Also recognized at the ceremony was Rachel Cyphers, recipient of the PTK Officer's Membership Scholarship, and  Levi Heaton and Hoang Nguyen, members of the All Academic Team from DACC.

Pi Omega Chapter officers are President- Laura Duncan, Vice President- Jenesis Maynard, Officer- Kalia Mason, and Officer- Lindsey Fran. In addition to the officer team, the Induction Planning Committee included Chloe Brandt, Hoang Nguyen, Ainslee Johnson, and Caleb Kelly.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. The organization offers myriad opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development through programs based on the Society’s Hallmarks. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. Pi Omega Chapter members at DACC must be in the top seven percent of their class and must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher to qualify for membership. They must have accumulated 12 college credits before they are eligible for membership.

Despite the Greek letters, PTK is not a social fraternity or sorority, though fellowship is encouraged. Pi Omega chapter at DACC focuses on community service and volunteerism. Members have assisted with tornado/storm clean up in neighboring communities, regularly pick up trash on their “adopted” portion of Main Street between Virginia and Brewer Road, have assisted with foodbank food distributions, have worked with Habitat for Humanity, have mentored at local k-12 schools and have raked leaves for senior citizens.

PTK members are given the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars on topics ranging from environmental issues to leadership. To offset the cost of travel and activities, Pi Omega members conduct several fundraising events throughout the year. Members also have access to scholarship opportunities for transfer students through both the International association and individual 4-year institutions.

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Photo Provided #1: Inductees on stage at Bremer Theater, DACC

Photo Provided #2: State Senator Scott Bennett Addresses PTK Induction

 

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees:

 

Caroline Bogan

Danville, IL

Schlarman Academy

 

Jenna Bryant

Catlin, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Brycie Carnahan

Danville, IL

Schlarman Academy

 

Rachel Cyphers

Oakwood IL

Oakwood High School

 

Tyler Danzl

Catlin, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Ella Dixon

Danville, IL

Schlarman Academy

 

Jarron Fleming

Oakwood, IL

Oakwood High School

 

Makenna Fletcher-Champion

Danville, IL

Danville High School

 

DeJuante Forman

Danville IL

Danville High School

 

Olivia Fritz

Fairmount, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Thomas Geno

Cairo, NY

Cairo Durham High School

 

Megan Gross

Terre Haute, IN

Terre Haute South Vigo

 

Gage Hopkins

Hoopeston, IL

Hoopeston Area High School

 

Brynlee Keeran

Catlin, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Olivia Logue

Armstrong, IL

Armstrong Twp High School

 

Mason McMasters

Potomac, IL

Armstrong Twp High School

 

Jasmyn Meeker

Westville IL

Westville High School

 

Tongalene Miller

Grand Rapids, MI

Richards Career Academy

 

Emma Myers

Westville IL

Westville High School

 

Kylee Pate

Catlin, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Samuel Pollard

Tilton, IL

Danville High School

 

Montana Reitsma

Danville, IL

Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin Coop High School

 

Jeremy Roberts

Danville, IL

Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin Coop High School

 

Rebecca Rogers

Catlin, IL

Salt Fork High School

 

Mea Sparling

Westville, IL

Westville High School

 

Linda Trammell

Danville, IL

Andrew Jackson High School

 

Sheryl Walsh

Danville, IL

Centennial High School

 

Madison Watson

Danville, IL

Schlarman Academy

 

Madison Wilson

Westville IL

Westville High school