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The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted a new class into the prestigious international honor society.

PTK students have access to $246,000,000 in scholarships and service opportunities. To gain admittance into PTK, students must complete at least 12 hours of courses and maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

Students who accepted membership: Cain Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Jaycee Beach, Brenda Burch, Ashley Crawford, Mollie Dees, Hyacinth Dwight, Aidan Ellis, Khaige English, Julieiona Erbe, Laci Goldner, Lanay Gonzalez, Miles Hill, Christian Hullick, Abby Keller, Tia Knight, Shanae Lawrence, Madison Lee, Derric Lollar, Lynzy Luu, Aijie Manalansan, Paige Morrall, Klei Nagode, Natalie Noel, Kalan Nye, Halle Panter, Lysandra Redeaux, Megan Rogers, Thalie Serna, Kyle Silva Oliveira, Elisa Siri, Jordan Six, Rebecca Small, Olen Smith, Alex Strazzieri, Alysha Timmons, Carlito Vega, Allison Wilhelms, Gabriell Wishard, Elijah Wooden

Mu Chapter also recognized its officers: President Lorri Green, Vice President of Scholarships Nancy Jaime, Vice President of Leadership Skylar Zortz, Vice President of Service Eli Atkins, and Student Body Government Representatives Alexandria Little and Alejandro Bailey.

“Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for students to develop as scholars and leaders,” said Lashawna Powers, social science instructor and PTK advisor. “Our members embody the Norse tradition through their perseverance, community engagement and service.”

During the last year, Mu Chapter assisted the LEAD Agency and NEO science students in efforts to clean up Tar Creek. They volunteered at the LEAD Agency’s Rainfall Management Garden and researched stress levels in college students.

The research project led to a partnership with the NEO Success Center to have a virtual reality room at Food for Finals, where 64 percent of participating students reported lower stress levels after playing a virtual reality game.

To learn more about PTK, contact LaShawna Powers. Lashawna.powers@neo.edu

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