Gateway Inducts Students Into Academic Honorary Societies

Gateway Community and Technical College recently inducted 36 new members into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society in a joint induction ceremony at the colleges Edgewood Campus.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, serving more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and numerous countries around the world.

Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation, said Amy Monson, coordinator of career services for Gateway and PTK adviser. The honor society recognizes and rewards high-achieving students, and develops such critical skills as problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution.

Candidates for full membership into PTK must have completed 12 semester hours of associate degree course work through Gateway, attain a 3.5 grade-point average, adhere to Gateways conduct code and follow the membership application process. Annually, approximately 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, according to the national web site. Gateway inducted 33 members at the most recent ceremony.

NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace.

Students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society have earned this respect by attaining high academic performance and strong moral integrity in Gateway Community and Technical Program certificate and diploma programs, said Nancy Ritzenthaler, assistant professor of nursing and NTHS adviser. Students inducted into NTHS can confidently communicate to potential employers their achievement of excellence based on what they have done in their academic studies.

Candidates must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, be currently enrolled at Gateway, completed 19 semester credit hours in a certificate or diploma program through Gateway, established academic excellence, ethical conduct and recognized qualities as determined by faculty and be in good standing with Gateways business office in order to be acknowledged for induction into NTHS.


New PTK members are:

Susana Banuelos, Independence
Dawn Barton, Dry Ridge
Lisa Carrillo, Erlanger
Stephanie Clark, Highland Heights
Michelle Class, Fort Mitchell
Katlin Combs, Florence
Carolyn Darpel, Fort Mitchell
Robert Dennis, Erlanger
Julie Elbert, Covington
William Fischer, Burlington
Lisa Fultz, Covington
Richard Gallagher, Hebron
Shawn Glover, Covington
Michael Herald, Butler
Carl Hutchins, Walton
Melissa Kaplan, Elsmere
Michelle Keitz, Dry Ridge
Heather Kuntz, Newport
Stacy Lemen, Union
Robin Meier, Williamstown
Pamela Menefee, Covington
Keith Nixon, Walton
Anthony Nunez, Florence
Jessica Rau, Taylor Mill
Evelyn Robbins, Falmouth
Bobbie Santry, Independence
Natasha Sterling, Covington
Cynthia Stiene, Walton
Charles Tipken III, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Brooke Vastine, Hebron
Heather Vicars, Covington
Lori Weidner, Independence
Hannah Woodard, Covington

New NTHS members are:

John Passano, Cincinnati
Sherie Lozier, Hebron
Nicole Lee, Independence