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Phi Theta Kappa welcomes new members at Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

March 13, 2009

The Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently held its spring induction at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, with a reception for the new members and their families following the ceremony. President Edrise Babee, Vice President Nikhita Karki, Treasurer Chris Hilldrup and Secretary Kelsi Hawkey conducted the ceremony assisted by Provost Hortense Hinton and faculty advisors Ed Anderson and Susan Givens.

Guest speaker English Professor Jean Goodine shared some of her experiences as the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter advisor for 25 years. While encouraging the students to aim for continued scholarship and to build on their experiences at NOVA in their future educational paths and careers, she also reminded them to take time to enjoy life and their days as college students.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,250 chapters in the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work, earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and maintain a high academic standing throughout enrollment.

To learn more, contact Givens at or 703-257-6673.

The following students were among those inducted:

Paul Hildreth

Hera Ahmed
Laura Barrett
Megan Christensen
Tyler Ellison
Holly Russell

Jason Crosby
Elizabeth Higgins
Vivianne Kim
Nick Polera
Ngoc Ahn Tran
Alysha Youngberg

Brad Clark

Tania Silva

Falls Church
Justin Ernst

Front Royal
Angela Bryner

Kelsey Hobar
Scott Neal
Sahng Shim

Henry Addy-Grigsby
Darren Callaway
Chunlai Cheng
Melita E. Doyle
Courtney Foster
Kyle Hughes-Segroves
Erica Hush
Laura Lavery
Shealyn Litton
Dung Tran
Cathleen Villa

John Hartbarger

Stephens City
Regina Kim

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