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Nov. 14, 2017
HCC Holds Phi Theta Kappa Spring Induction
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) was proud to host the fall induction ceremony for the Alpha Phi Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. The induction took place on November 9 at 6:00 p.m. at The Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Centre.

Students processed in and were greeted by Gary Redding and Dr. Rachel Stephens, advisors of Phi Theta Kappa for HCC. After a welcome from member Lacey Balmer and an invocation by member Timothy Mitchell, Charisma Daniel, another student member, introduced the speaker for the evening. With great enthusiasm that was contagious, she welcomed Dr. Michael A. Elam, president of HCC, to the podium.

Elam offered words of encouragement to students, reminding them that this was just the beginning of their academic pursuits. "We have some of the brightest students anywhere attending Halifax Community College," Elam said. "I am proud of the leadership that our Phi Theta Kappa Honor students are exhibiting by collaborating with our Student Government Association to launch the Complete 30 Campaign to help promote college completion. Our students portray the Phi Theta Kappa hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship and Services throughout the year."

After each of the new and returning members recited the oath of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Bruce Busby, interim vice president for Academic Affairs and the dean of curriculum, offered his congratulations and his pride. He also shared with the students that membership in Phi Theta Kappa adds up to not just recognition, but also to future benefits and possibilities. Membership opens the door to $37 million in transfer scholarship dollars, and more than $90 million in total scholarship dollars. As Busby stated, "Phi Theta Kappa creates honors students!"

This year, there are 40 current members who will re-state the oath during the induction ceremony. The current members of Phi Theta Kappa are as follows: Lacey Balmer, Jasmine Boyce, A’mya Bracy, Cynthia Bryant, Kaeley Caudle, Charisma Daniel, Elizabeth Evans, Lakinta Garner, Shereal Harvey, Jessica Harris, Virginia Howell, Jasmine Jones, Larrell Lewis, Melissa Lipcsey, Jessica Lynch, Paige Marsh, Samantha Martin, Andrea Mason, Nichole Medlin, Barbara Miller, Karl Miller, Timothy Mitchell, Romeka Moody, Garrett Morris, Tammy Moseley, William Peacock, Jessica Pearson, Tin Pham, Alice Quille, Christopher Smith, Justin Smith, August Solomon, Taylor Strickland, Lashonda Sykes, Sydney Taylor, Thomas Turner, Larry Vaughan, Siyata Winfield, Lonnie Wood and Terrance Woodley.

In addition, there are 18 new students who have been invited to take the Phi Theta Kappa oath, joining the organization. The newest inductees are as follows: Jada Anderton, Ulyssia Banks, Tayla Behrends, Cameron Boone, Deja Boone, Jenell Deloatch, Gerald Drew, Reagan Faulcon, Jayquan Harvey, Teonna Huff, Lashauna Joyner, Caitlin Mills, Amber Perez-Sotero, Jamari Pollard, Lacara Ramsey, Gabriel Roberts, Raekwon Squire and Sophia Wright.
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