Paul D. Camp Community College Inducts 25 Students into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa 8 GroupThose present for the Induction Ceremony Friday evening, front row from left, are: Brandy Main of Suffolk, Shannon Wolfe of Suffolk, Heather Loveall of Zuni, Allie Best of Franklin, Ellis Cofield III of Franklin, Brenda Bergess of Boykins, Jasmine Anderson of Boykins, Brandi Owens of Suffolk, and Jozee’ McPherson of Suffolk. Second row: PTK Co-Advisor Toni Johnson, College President Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., James Sepmoree of Windsor, Michelle Chess of Suffolk, Katlyn Drake of Franklin, Violet Brown of Franklin, Deanie Robertson of Suffolk, PTK Co-Advisor Troy Hand, Wanda Olden of Suffolk and Pamela Reid of Suffolk. Not pictured are Breanna Black of Windsor, William Cartwright of Franklin, Leigh-Ann Chase of Windsor, Katharine Harville of Courtland, Raymond Maya of Windsor, Sharlene Mullins of Suffolk, Jacqueline Rawlings of Suffolk Catherine Scott of Franklin and Leandra Watford of Boykins.
 
Violet Brown of Franklin lights the ceremonial candle during the Phi Theta Kappa Induction. Dean of Student Services Trina Jones and PTK Co-Advisor Troy Hand in background at podium)
 
Jozee’ McPherson of Suffolk lights the ceremonial candle during the Phi Theta Kappa Induction.
 
On Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, Paul D. Camp Community College inducted 25 students into its Omega Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College.
 
Held at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, the ceremony featured Troy Hand as Master of Ceremonies. Hand, Library Supervisor, serves as co-advisor of PTK at the college, along with Toni Johnson, Professor of Early Childhood Education.
 
Welcoming remarks were delivered by PDCCC President Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D., and faculty remarks were presented by Professor of English Ronette Jacobs.
 
Hand introduced keynote speaker Alice Adoga of Franklin, an alum of PDCCC and the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Adoga spoke about leadership, believing in yourself and serving others.
 
“[Joining PTK] is a call for you to be a leader among your peers, to take action,” she said. “And it is a time to be among friends who know what it takes to succeed.” Adoga also added that PTK is about giving back.
 
Adoga earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2013 and is working on a Masters of Art degree in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Crisis Response and Trauma at Liberty University Online.
 
The honor study topic for 2014-15 is “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration.” 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 further as to how it impacts our community to decide what we can do as a project to help,” he said.