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Clark State PTK Chapter Receives Numerous Honors, Welcomes Spring Inductees

Clark State PTK Chapter Receives Numerous Honors, Welcomes Spring Inductees

April 28, 2021

The 2020-21 class of Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), received numerous kudos at the PTK Ohio Region Awards conference in March, most notably the Reach Reward Recognition for the first time.

REACH Rewards recognize and reward Phi Theta Kappa chapters that achieve or exceed a 15 percent membership acceptance rate. Clark State’s chapter membership acceptance rate was 15.2 percent; higher than the region (10.30%), division (14.10%) and International (15%).

Additional Alpha Nu Lambda chapter awards included: 

Clark State will hold its Spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Induction on Wednesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. The virtual event will be held via LifeSize and Inductees are encouraged to invite their family and friends to join online.

The Keynote Speaker will be Clark State Alumna, Emma Ford. Ford graduated from Clark State in Spring 2018 with an Associate of Science degree. She also earned a certificate in Phlebotomy in Fall 2017. During her time at Clark State, she participated in Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for Student Services, the Student Ambassador Program, Honors Program and was an active member of Phi Theta Kappa.

In Spring 2020, Ford earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Rhodes State College. While at Rhodes State, she continued to be involved inside and outside the classroom and served on the Student Board of Occupational Therapy for the class of 2020. Most recently, in early Fall 2020, Emma began her Occupational Therapy Assistant career and correctly works full-time for the Clark County Educational Service Center, providing therapy services to students in school districts that the ESC services. 

“Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for students to strengthen their leadership skills, make meaningful connections and positively influence our Clark State community,” said PTK advisor Nina Wiley, dean of student engagement and support services at Clark State. “It’s an honor to advise such bright and talented students. I am especially proud this semester to induct my daughter, Kirsten Wiley, into this amazing group of students.”

The installation of officers will also take place at the induction:

President: Jasmin Alford

Vice President of Leadership: Emily Lefevers

Vice President of Scholarship: Renee Raines

Vice President of Service: Gracie Perkins

Public Relations Officer: Melanie Muxo

Recording Officer: Christopher Thurn

Alford said being a part of PTK changed her college experience because she does not feel like “just a student” anymore. “I feel like I belong to Clark State,” she said. “PTK has provided me with a second family. The advisors do an outstanding job keeping the members and officers involved and motivated.”

Spring inductees into Alpha Nu Lambda include 60 Clark State students.

Spring 2020 Alpha Nu Lambda Inductees:

Albuquerque, NM

Danielle Demotta

 

Beavercreek

Jordyn Groves

Sophia Iannuzzi Ortiz

Melanie Muxo

 

Bellbrook

Sarah Emmons

 

Bellefontaine

Kenneth Burgess

 

Brookville

Angela Rice

 

Cable

Jacob Simonelli

 

Canal Winchester

Alison Scurlock

 

Centerville

Victor Salinas

 

Cincinnati

Shirika Brown

Khreah Everett

Mariah Love

 

Columbus

Ayan Aden

 

Dayton

Margaret Crowder-Abrams

Bethany Farquhar

Gabriel Hartsock

Jessica Hindman

Stephanie Moody

 

Edgerton

Alaina Boxell

 

Enon

Paul Bergeron

 

Fairborn

Taylor Brown

Aaron Chambers

Shannon Moorman

Amber Moss

 

Huber Heights

Cheyenne Honaker

 

Kettering

Melissa Bruno

Stephanie Luneke

Claire Lynch

 

London

Xavier Manville

Caleb Sollars

 

Mechanicsburg

Dorian Earl

Ethan Edwards

Kailynn Pack

 

Somerville

Julie Doran

 

South Charleston

Emily Vaughn

 

Saint Paris

Casey Gullett

 

Springfield

Mercedes Bustos

Ann Denton

Sariah Echols

Amerika Goad

Bennett Godinho-Nelson

Kimberly Harris

Sarah Hensel

Robert Kouns

Angela Leiss-Orndorff

Tyler Martindale

Natasia Messer

Kirsten Wiley

Luke Yuhas

 

Urbana

Ellen Hall

Matthew Hunter

 

West Carrollton

Matthew Scarborough

 

West Liberty

Elizabeth Kensler

 

Wilmington

Kathryn Hardin

 

Xenia

Erin Hammerstrom

Robert Pierce

Liam Sprinkle

 

Yellow Springs

Rebecca Spencer

 

Zanesfield

Kenna Hone

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937.328.6145 jonesc@clarkstate.edu