STATESVILLE – Fifty-seven students were inducted into Mitchell Community College’s Nu Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society in January.
As part of the ceremony, the organization recognized five faculty members for excellence, based on leadership, service, fellowship and scholarship.
The Leadership Award was presented to Rita Taggert, communications instructor; the Service Award to Ryan Cannon, psychology instructor; the Scholarship Award to Kelly Wisdom, English instructor; and the Fellowship Award to Roxanne Newton, dean of humanities. The Phi Theta Kappa Nu Tau Most Outstanding Instructor was presented to Mamie Houston, academic coordinator, based on her nomination in all four categories.
The 2019 student inductees are Darin Alridge, Ahmad Allan, Robert Baldwin, Carissa Bennett, Steve Berner, Darwin Booth, Joseph Brown, Sarah Bundy, Kimberly Burnitt, Kara Caparulo, Holly Carangelo, Catherine Cheatham, Nakisha Childers, Amanda Clifton, Mary Crawford, Samuel Drose, Matthew Dzikowski, Vivian Easterling, Sharon Edwards, Seth Eggert, Merilyn Ellis, Hannah Foley, Judi Glenn, Joannie Goodson, Virginia Grzech, Jonathan Harris, Gail Henderson, Anna Hines, David Hinson, Ruth Hodgdon, Christine Holmberg, Stephanie Jedynak, Joey Jenkins, Kevin Lay, Ashley Martin, Wilmary McCoy, Christopher McMillan, Amanda Morgan, John Norman, Jerry Nowlin, Charlise Ownby-Clark, Rowan Parris, David Salmonson, Sharron Saunders, Cheryl Sells, Dilya Sharifova, Judi Shepard, Carmen Shook, Kylee Shumaker, Gilbert Sloan, Marcia Staley, Hank Starnes, Michele Taylor, Garland Turner, Raymond Versmessen, Megan Widner and Matthew Young.
To be eligible for membership in the PTK honor society, a student must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average and completed 12 credit hours. Mitchell has campuses in Statesville and Mooresville.