On the evening of Thursday, October 5, Central Carolina Technical College’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Beta Eta Pi Chapter, inducted 47 new members. The ceremony was held on the Main Campus in Sumter. Phi Theta Kappa seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. According to its international guidelines, the organization provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership in the CCTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is limited to associate degree and certificate students who have attained a GPA of 3.25 after completion of 12 or more credit hours.

“We are very excited to welcome our 47 new inductees! Our Beta Eta Pi chapter is hosting the Carolinas Regional Leadership Conference in November and we are looking forward to exposing them to a regional conference as well as several college and community service projects in the future.” says Phi Theta Kappa advisor Elizabeth Bastedo.

Students who were inducted are: Adam Anderson, Brittani Bensoussan, Latoya Briggs, Annita Brown, Lindsey Burris, Courtney Carter, Courtney Crenshaw, Vernisha Edmonds, Arlisa Epps, Kari Lyne Estimable, Keondra Felix, Stephanie Freeman, Kayla Garibay, Samantha Gibson-Powell, Meghan Gillespie, Sherry Graves, Kenneth Hancock, Charles Harris, Jenise Hook, Andrea Hopwood, Sara Hudson, Jaela Hunter, Tiesha James, Audrey Johns, Sade Johnson, Barbara Jones, Cindy Kersey, Ashli Kiser-Crawford, Rachel Knauer, Gregory Lambie, Olivia McCants, Freeda McCaskill, Sarah Messer, Aleah Nabors, Nyasia Oliver, Emily Thuy Thu Portillos, Susie Ragin, Nathanael Ray, Aubrey Rickard, Taylor Robinson, Eric Romines, Nyaaisjah Samuel, Cartier Scarborough, Donna Stokes, Shai Stokes, Brooke Stout, and Freddie Taylor.