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Clark State to Hold Fall PTK Induction

Clark State to Hold Fall PTK Induction

November 15, 2022

Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), will hold its fall induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield.

Forty-nine (49) Clark State students were inducted into the organization.

To be an eligible candidate for PTK, students must have completed at least 12 college-level credit hours and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Students pay a one-time fee of $80 for a lifetime membership. Membership benefits include scholarships; free access to Five Star Competitive Edge, a personal and professional development plan for building marketable skills and an online portfolio; increased pay grade for entry-level federal jobs; tuition discounts; and more.

Keynote speaker at the induction event will be Jonathan Goble. Goble graduated from Clark State in Spring 2019 with an Associate of Science General Transfer Degree. During his time at Clark State, Jonathan participated in TRIO, was an active member of Phi Theta Kappa and was named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team.

In Fall 2019, Goble transferred to Wright State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in December 2021. While at Wright State, Goble was also initiated into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He now works at Ball Aerospace where he helps to write software for government contracts.

“We are honored to celebrate the academic achievements of so many remarkable students. We continually strive to provide opportunities in the areas of leadership, fellowship, scholarship, and service to maximize our students’ membership in Phi Theta Kappa,” said Nina Wiley, assistant vice president of student affairs and PTK advisor at Clark State.

The Alpha Nu Lambda chapter received numerous awards at the Ohio Region Awards conference held at Clark State this earlier this. Year including the REACH Reward for the second consecutive year. The REACH Rewards recognizes Phi Theta Kappa chapters that achieve or exceed a 15 percent membership acceptance rate.

Additional 2022 Chapter Honors included:

  • Named in the top 100 chapters of more than 1,275 total chapters
  • Distinguished Chapter Award – only 22 chapters named!
  • Received an International Hallmark for Distinguished College Project Award – Inspiring Student Engagement at Clark State

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

Fall 2022 Inductees


Anastasiya Jex

Blue Ash

Nicole Brown


Abreannia Monroe


Trinity Barok


Elizabeth Barleycorn

Emily Elser

Abby Huddleston

Tamika McQuay

Monica Mitchell


Bridget Saultz


Shelby Gay


Jeremy Anderson

Grove City

Alex Feyh


Betty Harris


Braden Heizer


Brandy Green

Kailyn Henry

Jon Price


Emma Walters


Erin Baldwin

Amy Hixon

New Carlisle

Isaac Fugate

Madilynn Moore


Kinsey Kunz

South Vienna

Samantha Hingston


Taylor  Armentrout

Gracenerlie Benjamin

Campbell Burke

Amanda Cantrell

Paula Chapski

Katelynn Cook

Taylor  Drews

McKaley Ethridge

Megan Ferguson

Kimberle Henry

Mariah Homeier

Patricia Miles

Evie Pilkington

Thomas Rollins

Harleigh Schuerman

Mikaela Thomas

Jordyn White

Kayla Wooten


Jesse Worlumarti


Kayla Bluma

Vanessa Perkins


Katherine Gross

Christy Hayslip

Kari Horstman

Alyssa Jennings

Robert Murphy

Samantha Steward

Yellow Springs

Gagnessiry Niang

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