Nearly 40 students inducted to Phi Theta Kappa

Group of inductees

The Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Paul D. Camp Community College recently inducted 36 students during a special ceremony held at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.


Among the inductees, front row from left, are: Erika Albert of Zuni, Rachel Cruey of Suffolk, Shameka Person of Franklin, Jacqueline Robertson of Suffolk, Mandi Creech of Suffolk, Don Andes of Carrsville and Amanda Sowerby of Suffolk.


Second row: Chapter President James Williams, Kayla Baylor, William Nicoll and Bradley Spivey, all of Suffolk, Kecia Taliaferro of Smithfield, Patricia Marks of Ivor, Martin Carr of Sedley and PTK Co-Advisor Troy Hand.


Back row: Jordan Hewett of Sedley, Ricky Brockington of Courtland, Larry Mason of Windsor, Jacob Cohen of Zuni, Nathaniel Barker of Suffolk, Jasper Winberg of Capron, Martel Wright and Ardell Adkins, both of Suffolk.


PTK Advisor and Hobbs Suffolk Campus Librarian Troy Hand served as Master of Ceremonies and Vice President of Instruction and Student Development Dr. Maxine Singleton provided opening remarks.


The guest speaker was Virginia Commonwealth University student LaCleder Odom, who is a PDCCC alumnus and past officer of the Omega Zeta Chapter of PTK.


The honor study topic for 2013-14 is “The Culture of Competition.” According to Hand, the topic guides the organization’s Honors in Action Project. Members research and discuss the topic and how it impacts society.


“Then we break it down as to how it impacts our community to decide what we can do as a project to help,” he said. “This year we explored how technology impacts competition.”


Members are working to establish a Web site for the Suffolk Special Olympics. They will also train them to maintain the site.


For more information about the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, contact Troy Hand, or Jillian Overby,