The Lone Star College-North Harris Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently inducted 73 students. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges and is the oldest honor society in the United States.
To receive an invitation to Phi Theta Kappa, students must have at least 12 hours of completed coursework that must be applied towards an associate degree; must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and currently be enrolled at LSC-North Harris; and adhere to the standards of the Society.
According to Laura Dupree, Alpha Alpha Rho chapter advisor, “The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is two-fold: to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.”
Dupree added that the Alpha Alpha Rho chapter at LSC-North Harris has a rich history. Chartered in 1974, the chapter has received more than 200 international and regional awards, including the “Texas Top Chapter” award, the “Top 100 Chapter” award repeatedly as well as the prestigious “Distinguished Chapter – Top 25” award.
The following LSC-North Harris students were inducted into the honor society:
Heaven-Lee Acosta, Zachary Adams, Ahmed Al Jalaly, Vanessa Alvararenga Gonzalez, Ashlie Aragon, Nicole Atkins, Chelsea Barker, Mumin Brown, Casey Buffington, Sokdany Bun, Phat Cao, Hillary Castanon, Adereli Castillo, Adelyn Chavez, Chang Cheng, Yashira Contreras, Ariel Cruz, Anthony Dapoz, Samantha Dash-Rigby, Phuong Do, Cyrus Drew, Cynthia Escobar-Turcios, Robert Estrada, Uchechi Etumnu, Morgan Falcone, Khari Fletcher, Myriam Gonzales, Keelin Gunnells, Luis Guiterrez, Kamia Hall, Baily Happi, Kelley Haynes, Augusto Hernandez-Rubio, Oscar Hernandez, Tiffany Jackson, Brittney Keels, Jonathan King, Elizabeth Kinyua, Peggie Kurtz, Pida Laisatruklai, Rolando Lara, Manuela Mann, Fabiola Martinez, Lesley Martinez, Talise McMillian, Sandra Medrano, Robyn Mitchell, Ashley Montelongo, Maria Morales Arreguin, Bhavin Patel, Emely Pereira, Alejandro Perez, Javier Perez, Roberto Reyes, Sheila Robinson, Emily Rodarte, Janet Rodriguez, Melissa Saldana, Jennifer Santacruz, Kevin Schanne, Evelio Sosa, Melina Sosa, Lore-Yahna Strickland, Sonaream Tep, Chutara Thomas, Billy Toledo, Katerin Vareka Zavala, Jacob Wells, Mykala Weston, Drew White, Cameron Wiederhold and Amanda Wierzycki.
Riki Treadway, president of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Alpha Rho chapter said, “My involvement in Phi Theta Kappa has helped me in ways that I couldn’t imagine. By joining this honor society and serving as president, I’ve learned to develop and grow my leadership skills and help other students realize their leadership potential as well.” Treadway added that it was an honor to be installed as Chapter President of such an important Honor Society for community college students.
Treadway, along with Saida Adaya and Nghia Dang, also of LSC-North Harris, were named to the All-Texas Academic Team and have qualified as finalists for the All-USA Academic Team. The ALL-USA Academic Team recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. If selected, they will receive a $5,0000 scholarship which will be presented during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention in April.
The honor society boasts more that 1.4 million members and 1,400 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.