Paul D. Camp Community College’s Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was held Friday, Nov. 1, with nearly 40 students being inducted into the honor society.
Held at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, the ceremony featured Jillian Overby as Mistress of Ceremonies. Overby, communications professor, serves as co-advisor of PTK at the college, along with Troy Hand, librarian.
The following students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society:
Justin Armstrong, Cynthia Artis, Chelsey Austin, Jay Baines, Amber Ballance, Brittany Black, Jacob Bradshaw, Christa Clark, Brandelyn Clary, Mary Copes, Shawn Daniels, Jack Davis, Amanda Douglas, Taylor Felts, Nathan Gonda, Jessica Haydu, Capria Jones, Raquel Jones, Madalyn Kimlick, Jerrell King, Alexandra Kokich, Stephanie Love, Emily Lumley, Victoria Marks, Vikki Mottley, Chris Munford, Tiffany Newby, John Ritter, Roman Shields, Kendra Silver, Kenya Smith, Fred Spratley, Alona Stephens-Jones, Samson Stratton, Christina Wells and Chasity Wiggins.
Remarks were provided by Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, vice president of academic and student development, and Carol Wright, professor of nursing. Martin Carr, PTK president, introduced guest speaker, Ida Thompson, who is the 2013 Coca-Cola Gold Scholar, Valley Proteins Fellow and PTK alum.
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.
Members of the Chapter will also be busy this year with other planned projects. “We will be kicking off our coat drive within the next month,” Hand added.
In addition, a new slate of officers was recently elected to serve the organization in the upcoming year. They are: Martin Carr, president; Emily Lumley, vice president of service; Alexandra Kokich, vice president of fundraising; Jacob Bradshaw, vice president of fellowship; Kenya Smith, public relations officer; and Amanda Sowerby, historian.