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The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Phi Theta Kappa Mu Chapter inducted a new class into the prestigious international honor society. The ceremony took place April 11, 2022.

To gain admittance into PTK, students must complete at least 12 hours of courses and maintain a 3.5 grade point average. Once accepted, membership in PTK provides students access to scholarships and service opportunities.

This year, the NEO PTK Mu Chapter Honors in Action project was recognized as Best in Theme and a Top 5 Distinguished Honors in Action project for the Oklahoma-Arkansas Region, and Mu Chapter was named a Top 100 program out of 1,400 chapters.

Students who accepted membership: Raul Acosta, Elijah Atkins, Misti Axtell, Tori Bauer, Brody Bouher, Sydney Brassfield, Jason Briley, Lindsay Caudill, Brady Chenoweth, Patrick Cordero, Reagan Curtsinger, Kailee Davis, Tyler Douthitt, Andre Dutra, Taylor Fent, Tymisha Francis, Ashanti Green, Victoria Grossman, Nicholas Hagebusch, Kailey Hall, Lea Hency, Natalee Hicks, Cole Hill, Blake Hopkins, Nancy Jaime Bernal, Ty Jauert, Chancy Johnson, Iyannah Johnson, Charles Kinder, Gunner Korstjens, Alexandria Little, Mattia Loioli, Lindsey McKay, Darius Moore, Abbey Morgan, Angelina Newbold, Wyatt Page, Laura Reponen, Paige Schrader, Marisa Scott, Abigail Spiotto, Kelsey Wall, Katharine Ward, Chelsie Wilmoth and Skylar Zortz.

Mu Chapter also recognized its officers. President Alaniss Marin, Vice President of Scholarship Nancy Jaime, Vice President of Leadership Kaylee Wilson, Vice President of Service Lorri Green, and Student Body Government Representative Cherokee Sacks.

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

Mu Chapter has worked as virtual volunteers for the Community Crisis Center, gathering supplies for their facilities and painting care rocks for the children. They have collected donations for Thanksgiving dinner boxes, and dipped caramel apples at the NEO Fall Festival.

The chapter also conducted research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on student mental health outcomes, and the study was recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa international convention.

Chapter members currently volunteer for Power Hour with the Ottawa County Boys and Girls Club.

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

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