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NOVA-Manassas honor society inducts record number of new members

March 29, 2012

At its spring 2012 induction ceremony, the Alpha Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 100 new members, the largest number of new members added to the chapter. The Alpha Iota Zeta chapter is at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,280 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, British Virgin Islands, United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions.

The guest speaker for the induction ceremony was English Professor Jean Goodine who founded the Manassas Campus chapter in 1983. New officers are President Brian Henley (Bealeton), Vice President Alexander Longhi (Nokesville), Treasurer Luke Lapham (Gainesville) and Secretary Mariya Podeyko (Warrenton).

The new members (by hometown) are:

Aldie
Nguyen Tran

Amissville
Kenneth Galvin

Arlington
Suzanne Fry

Bealeton
Christopher Heavener

Bristow
Rola Barakat
Ashley Birt
Helen Borges Delfino de Souza
Jose Angelo Cepillo
Margaret Dema-Narh
Mirna El Khouri
Shannon Fasing
Kelly Gough
Anisa Harris
Ayesha Howard
Judith Lopez
Sarah Nelsen
Hyung Pak
Abigail Poole
Morgan Romero
Sookja Rho

Centreville
Patricia Cowden
Austin Fallon
Brent Herbstreit
Nathan Kraft
Dasol Kwon
JuYeon Lee
Amber Myers
Rachel Poutre
Ximena Smith
Quynh Van
Melissa Uy
Nam Hee Won

Chantilly
Shannon Davis
Nicholas DeSalvio
Sandra Fuentes
Gabriele Nichols

Clifton
James Naylor

Fairfax
Victoria English
Shabnam Kandahari
Janet Ndikum
Brandon Stoy

Front Royal
Shawn Teachout

Gainesville
Tricia Ernst
Khatera Ibrahimi
Selina Kern
Cynthia Lescault
Denise Rose

Haymarket
Kiarash Akhlaghi Feizasar
Melissa Aitken
Taylor Curran
Brandon Foster
Yee Lam Li
Martha Poveda
Shalimar Ruffin

Herndon
Kristi Geist 
Minji Kim 

Manassas
Robert Argus
Loreen Baker
Russell Carolla
Jade Dodson
Eric Gana
Kelsey Gardner
Jennifer Hively
Katherine Hoang
Nena Hollar
Madeline Humphries
Jonathan Kuhn
Beatrice Laureano
Virginia-Rose Loew
Janice Majewski
Anthony Maenza
Katherine Moxley
Erin Murphy
Javeria Muzaffar
John Peacock
Michael Phillips
Efren Pineda
Carla Rudacille
Lauren Simmons
Connie Stevens
Glenn Teets
Nathan Tong
Cheryl Williams
Yan Yang
Chauntheng Young

Manassas Park
Diana Ampomah
Victor Guzman-Duran
Linh Luong
Michael Machado
Genaldri Tjahjadi

Nokesville
Chris Chang

Oak Hill
Peter Brueneman

Oakton
Morgan Skaggs

South Riding
Dawit Assefa Birkie
Monique Cross
Patrick Folena
Jiashuo Zhao

Warrenton
Johana Diaz Cubas
Thomas Prifti
Theodore Whitcomb

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.