Iowa Valley Grinnell Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members
Tasha Ray, Beth Fisher, Jeff Riddle, Katherine Neeson, Lorraine Vasquez, Erin Johnson, Eduardo Romero and Mollie Warburton were each inducted into the Beta Sigma Chi of Phi Theta Kappa at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell on December 1, 2013.
The keynote speaker was Mr. Beryl Wellborn, former President of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. Provost Dr. Robin Shaffer Lilienthal administered the oath of membership. Iowa Valley Grinnell faculty and staff Laura Armstrong, Ed Jorgensen, Barbara Hall, Katie Johnson and Michell Klinker-Feld assisted with the induction ceremony. Current Beta Sigma Chi members Joy Harland and Sherri Berry welcomed the new inductees.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education. PTK has 1,275 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates, U.S. territorial possessions and Peru. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges.
PHOTO CAPTION: Fall 2013 Iowa Valley Grinnell Phi Theta Kappa Inductees. Shown left to right, front row: Dr. Robin Lilienthal (MCC Provost), Mr. Beryl Wellborn (keynote speaker), Tasha Ray, Beth Fisher, Lorraine Vasquez, and Katherine Neeson.
Back row: Mollie Warburton, Erin Johnson, and Eduardo Romero. Not pictured: Jeff Riddle.