DSCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members
Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College’s (DSCC) Alpha Epsilon Alpha (AEA) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) academic honorary society recently inducted 19 new members at the annual fall induction ceremony Oct. 28. The event was held in the Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.
The inductees included: Kayla Bowie of Trenton, Rebecca Brown of Munford, Patrick Copps of Dyersburg, Sarah Davis of Gilt Edge, Brooke Evans of Dyersburg, Wyndi Heavner of Munford, Lydia Hubbard of Covington, Rachel Isaak of Gates, Brandon Johnston of Munford, Nicholas Johnston of Munford, Lauren Juarez of Brighton, Merick Juarez of Brighton, Breanna Kelley of Drummonds, Maranda McCormick of Alamo, Evan Montgomery of Atoka, Haley Russell of Brighton, Garret Steelman of Halls, Kimberly Terry of Munford, and Jordan Weaver of Brighton.
DSCC’s Jazz Choir ‘Syncopation’ provided entertainment during the ceremony followed by a warm welcome by DSCC President Karen Bowyer. The ceremony was led by chapter president Matt Miller of Millington. The induction of new PTK members was led by chapteradvisor Dr. Brigham Scallion.
Josiah Kendall of Maury City, PTK vice president of fellowship, presented the Faculty and Staff Golden Apple Awards. These awards are given to faculty and staff who have encouraged students to achieve the honor of becoming PTK members. Recipients included Angela Martin, Tracy McLaughlin, Jeannine McMahon, Wynette Ross, Jackie Sand, Dr. Brigham Scallion and Deanne Williams.
The goal of PTK is to recognize the academic achievements of its members and to provide an opportunity for them to become actively involved in student life at DSCC.
As members of the society, students should exemplify its four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. To be invited into membership in the society, students must meet the following criteria: have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher; have completed 12 hours of college-level courses at DSCC; have completed all college preparatory requirements; and be currently enrolled in six semester hours or more as a student at DSCC.
The local AEA chapter has 80 members and was established at DSCC in 1979.