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UDC-CC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society



Washington, DC -On Monday, October 22, 2012 the University of the District of Columbia Community College inducted 55 new members into the Beta Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society for community colleges. A keynote address was delivered by Ms. Mia Ramos, Assistant Director of Programs at Achieving the Dream and former Phi Theta Kappa International Officer.  Ms. Ramos shared how PTK has helped her overcome challenges and shaped who she is today.

The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. Each PTK inductee exemplifies the four hallmarks essential to receive this honor: scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service. To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and have completed at least 12 credit hours of college course work. To remain a member of PTK, students must maintain 3.0 GPA. UDC-CC's chapter now has 294 members, representing approximately 10% of the UDC-CC student enrollment.

New Members inducted on Monday, October 22, 2012:

Tewodros Abatagel
Adebimpe Abioye
Nadira Ahmad
Florence Akurut
Shahla Babazadeh
Loren Bockweg
Rachael Bradshaw
Jamar Brown
Michelle Brown
Robert Buckson
Desmond Carswell
Nancy Cerros
Collie Collie
Jennifer Cummings
Chisanga Daka
Juan Deleon
Thao Dinh
Joi Elazier
Gwendolyn Farmer
Caterina Fava
Kaila Fells
Monica Gaskin
Eugene Hagood
Michael Howard
Dominick Jackson
Adwine Jean
Nathaniel Johnson
Berhan Kidane
Courtney Lawton
Corey Lewis
Stacy Liner
Osmany Llanes
Emma McNamara
Jessica Mcneill
Rosa Moudene
Thao Nguyen
Aiesha Nickens
Ivanii Palucho
Robin Polite
Steve Rampersad
Robert Rice
Sean Rice
Suman Sangroula
Andrea Sheard
Paul Smith
Reetta Terava
Carrie Thomas
Arturo Tolentino
Virginio Torres
Vivian Tubbs
Ross Usmani
Alicia Wade
Ronika Williams
Sharon Williams



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