A total of 84 new members joined the Spoon River
College Nu Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during the 2012-13 academic year,
with 40 participating in the induction ceremony on April 23, 2013 at the Macomb
Inductees and their families were welcomed by Dr. Randy Greenwell, vice
president of instruction and student services;
Rusty Melhouse, SRC Board of Trustees; Charlene Hurston, Phi Theta Kappa
chapter president in Macomb; and Tera Stockham, Phi Theta Kappa chapter vice
president in Canton.
Don Norton, CEO/President of Illinois Agriculture
Leadership Foundation, delivered the keynote address “Taking Your Life to the
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest internationally
recognized honor society for two-year colleges.
Their mission is to recognize academic achievement, promote individual
growth and development, and provide opportunities through participation for
leadership, service, and continuing scholarship. To be eligible, students must
complete a minimum of twelve hours of transferable course work and earn a
cumulative GPA of 3.25.
New members in 2012 – 2013 are Amber A.
Alexander, Scott A. Anderson, Shane M. Ashwood, Kirstin A. Aten, Kristina A.
Bankert, Kaitlen M. Bell, Jessica E. Bequeaith, James P. Bloom, Brianna D.
Bowles, Becky S. Brown, Daniel E. Burnett, Aryann B. Capps, Michael F. Clark,
Vanessa E. Coleman, Katherine M. Cooley, Jason S. Cruz, Calvin T. Denecke,
Kaitlin L. Deushane, Derek E. Dillard, Sydney M. Doering, Colton J. Donnelly,
Marshall L. Drinkwater, Jr. Emily N. Ellsworth, Nicci L. Evans, Crystal K.
Fackrell, Hayden Fox, Chase L. Gaumer, Tiffany J. Geer, Chase A. Geeseman,
Sarah E. Goettsche, Lisa D. Granter, Jill N. Greuel, Tracy L. Grubb, Erica J.
Halverson, Susan M. Hamm, Emily A. Henderson, Jandy J. Hensley, Channing J.
Holtman, Courtney D. Humphrey, Tracy A. Iverson, Josie L. Johnson, Tralisa R.
Kettner, Arlen Y. Kuzelov, Darryl U. Leander, Taylor M. Lock, Ericka McGovern,
Christina M. Melvin, Sarah E. Miller, Wesley J. Moore, Alyssa L. Morgan, Joshua
D. Myers, Mindy G. O’Rourke, Brittany A. Parker, Kelsey L. Peace, Emily J.
Pickel, Logan J. Pigg, Evan Postin, Joseph A. Puoplo, Verline Purnell, Tyffanie
Ralston, Katelyn A. Riehl, Joseph D. Roth, Edwin M. Schoonover, Chelsea M.
Schroeder, Matthew R. Seaver, Andrea N. Smith, Anthony J. Smith, Austin C.
Smith, Devin C. Smith, Vicki L. Sprinkle, Nathaniel D. Stell, Beau-Aaron B.
Stevens, Micheal Street, Angela M. Thewlis, Kali K. Thompson, Zachary R.
Wallace, Tiffany Walters, Cathy L. Willis, Jacob A. Winters, Brent A. Wrenn,
Bhrea J. Wright, Ivy J. Zahrndt, and Sarah E. Zink.
In addition, three current Phi Theta Kappa
members were recognized for their achievement in being named to the All-Illinois
Academic Team: Danel Delost (Farmington) and Brittany Parker from the Canton
Campus, and Debra Johnson (Dixmoor) from the Macomb Campus.
The All-State teams are a division of the All-USA
Academic Team for Community, Technical and Junior Colleges, which are sponsored
annually by Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today, and the American Association of
Community Colleges. Students were
recognized at the annual Phi Theta Kappa banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in
Springfield on April 16.
Rebecca Werland, English instructor, is the Canton
Campus chapter advisor, and Kay Norton, English instructor, is the Macomb
Campus chapter advisor.
Tara Stockham, Canton Campus Phi Theta Kappa Vice President and Charlene Huston, Macomb Campus Phi Theta Kappa President