Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chartered at LSC-University Park

Published on: April 19, 2013

The LSC-University Park Beta Upsilon Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its Spring Chartering and Induction Ceremony April 16, inducting 40 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, founded in 1776.

To receive an invitation to membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have at least 12 hours of completed coursework that may be applied to an associate degree; must generally have a grade point average of 3.5; and adhere to the standards of the Society.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission 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.

"The chartering of the Beta Upsilon Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LSC-University Park is an educational milestone.  Phi Theta Kappa provides our college with an additional medium to validate our students' success by expanding horizons, developing skills and empowering excellence,” said Frank Rodriguez, mathematics professor and chapter advisor. He added, “Phi Theta Kappa will assist LSC-University Park and its students in achieving their ultimate goal: completing college."

Congratulations to all of the inductees: Dade Abryantoni, Lyn Austin, Bobby Brown, Samuel Cooper, William Crow, Sarah Diaz, Jared Engel, Lauren Firmin, Chelsea Garcia, Brandon Geddie, Ciara Hamilton, Brandon Hernandez, Saba Ismail, Marie Krieger, Deri Kusniawati, Jessica Lee, Renee Lewis, Charles McClasky, Caleb Moore, Nur Muqti, Linh Nguyen, Lance Norris, Haley Page, Angela Pham, Cecilia Pham, Charles Pohlman, Elizabeth Pohlmann, Toby Priddy, Christie Schendel, Rushan Shakya, Najla Sheikh, Monica Simoes, Christopher Spitzenberger, Carleigh Temofonte, Daniel Toglu, My Duyen Van, Kardaryl Wallace, Raven Wangsa and Tomi Zaini.

LSC-University Park is the newest and sixth LSCS campus and includes one of the two LSCS university centers. LSC-University Park is home to LSC University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute and iSchool High. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.