Despite storm, RCC Inducts Students into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
At the forefront of an impending storm and the struggle of power failure, Rappahannock Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ceremony prevailed on Friday, April 21, inducting more than 70 students. At Essex High School, students lined the bleachers to receive recognition of their exemplary achievements in college or through a dual enrollment program by their induction into the Society.
The Alpha Lambda Omicron Chapter of the Society, which recognizes students at RCC succeeding academically, invites those with GPAs of 3.5 or higher to join and benefit from scholarship opportunities and acknowledgment in the program and schools.
Students inducted on Friday came from the twelve-county RCC service region, which includes those counties from the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, King George, New Kent and the surrounding areas. Inductees included full-time college students from all walks of life, as well as 37 dual enrollment students.
The ceremony included speakers of the College such as Dr. Marty Brooks, as well as Dr. Matt Brent and Kelly Cutchin, faculty advisors of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, and guest speaker Rep. Rob Wittman.
After greeting and congratulating the new inductees, the congressman advised the students in their future paths.
“How you use [your education] to not only improve yourself but to help people around you, is the greatest value that I believe your education has,” he said in his address.
Along with Wittman, faculty of the college and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society encouraged and praised the students for their induction into the society.
The program concluded with the signing of the names by each new inductee, as well as the closing remarks by Wittman, “I believe that your generation will be the generation that makes big changes that make a difference in who we are … as a world.” — Mary Ashley Cline
Newly inducted members:
*Allison Ambrose, *Canee Beauchamp, Leianna Carneal, Maha Dawod, Darnell Harrell, Doris Kendall, *Joseph Lindsey, Martha Miller, Mallory Overstreet, Jasmine Richards-Byrd, *William Waring, *Elizabeth Wilmore
Courtney Campbell, *Noah Iveson, Kristi Jenkins, Nicole Marshall, Brandon Mosher, Ashley Schwartz, Kendall Tayman, *Alexander Teller, Ashley Warren
King and Queen County
Emily Cialone, Megan Garner
King George County
*Julia Bogue, Haley Holt, Jacob Madatic, *Emily Mays, *Paula Morgan, *Cole Nerney, *John Nerney, *Frances Rehrer, Sarah Wagner
King William County
Savannah Haden, *Savannah Shannon, Teri Shives, *David Smith
*Jacob Bavuso, *Matthew Bavuso, *Roman Cutler, Asia Jones, *Erin-Darby McClain, *Zoe Nonnemacker, *Hannah Stout, *Wilson Throckmorton
Rebecca Mullins, *Sterling Ransone
David Bayard, Jennifer Green, Marisa Jones, Suzanne Nester
New Kent County
*Kyra Attridge, Isabella Cashin, Katelin Gannon, *Justin Mitchell, Bobbi Pirhala
*Shannon Baker, *Khadijah Bea, *Trinity Bea, Andria Brooks, *Collin Chinn, Miranda Clark, *Makenzie Kent, *Abigail Kiss, *Zoie Sadler, *Mackenzie Straughan, *Jerry Turner
*Anna Lewis, Dennis Norman, Mikayla Rapp
Benjamin Christie, Bonnie Coates, *Alexia Hackett, Annette Hamilton, *David Wang, Shumeka Wise
* denotes student who is dually enrolled at RCC and a high school or home school program