Atlantic Cape Inducts 147 Students Into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Atlantic Cape Community College welcomed 147 inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society May 5, in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus. Speakers at the induction were: Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape, and Courtney Rice, former Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Region New Jersey president and Atlantic Cape alumna. Outgoing officers for the 2016-17 year were Christine Martinez, president; Joey Merlo, outgoing executive vice president; Maria Saavedra, outgoing secretary; and Locke Randolph, outgoing Student Government Association representative. New officers for 2017-18 were also inducted: David Smith, president; Orsalia Palapanis, executive vice president; Christine Martinez, secretary; Joseph Merlo, treasurer; and Locke Randolph, vice president of leadership.

Established by two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and encourages academic growth. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education today, with more than 2 million members in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.

Candidates must meet this criteria for induction: be a full- or part-time student enrolled at Atlantic Cape; have earned 12 general education credits to date, either from Atlantic Cape or another community college; and hold a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

 

Inductees were:

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Absecon: Nathan Bonek, Kristina Kassis, Fatema Khatun, Bisma Munir, Yeisy Reyes                                                                                                                                      Atlantic City: Mat Khatum, Huma Adil, Suhar Ahmed, Amena Begum, Orvelis Reyes, Lilliana Rivera, Oreles Palma, Julio Castillo, Trinh Pham, Richard Santiago, Raj Shah, Enrico Smith, Abdur Taylor, Edras Palma

Brigantine: Haley Huff, Yessinia Martinez

 

Egg Harbor City: Paolina Holman, Francis Loberto, Terry Mimms, Nina Saria

Egg Harbor Township: Brian Alfaro, Amy Amezquita, Jacqueline Bonner, Mike Lewis, Ari Juarez, Jessica Kaminski, Kevin Riley, Sruti Vyas, Akif Zaman

Estell Manor: Marissa Cartier

Galloway Township: Shakeena Figueroa, Michael Frealey, Terri Rieck, Keoina Robbins, Ruchaben Taylor, Matthew Treadwell, Kelly Wu

Hammonton: Erica Allesandro, Alexis Emery-Clark, Alexandra Graziano, Jennifer Kokinda, Rachel Loomis, Jennifer Martinez, Adam Montemurro, Angel Cabreras Salinas, Gabrielle Sceia

Mays Landing: Kaitlyn Bradley, Clenvic Cayme, Yexaly Colon, Tiffany Franco, Tara Fresh, Kathryn Grady, Anna Lim

Northfield: Cynthia Zwicker

Pleasantville: Vladlena Bermudes, Salena Xaysana

Somers Point: Christopher Alssen, Roys Andrews, Desmond Devery, Stephen Geary, Cassandra Hajosy, Jason King, Natalia Niebuhr

Ventnor City: Daniel Brown

 

CAMDEN COUNTY

Berlin: Emily Dunn

Somerdale: Alison Sayles

 

CAPE MAY COUNTY

Cape May: Heather Bailey, Musawwir Bashir, Erika Coughlin, Michael Eck, Galina Garkusha, Rachel Gianni, Maria Gibson, Jade Miller, Polina Sherstova, Christopher Shibles

Cape May Court House: Samantha Burkholder, Volha Castillo, William Crowther, Aaron Fincke, Annabeth Gibson, Stephanie Haines, Michelle J. Heacock, Katelyn Kelly, Kaitlin Lawrence, Brianna Romanowski, David Sugar, Louise Sugar

Corbin City: David Dwyer, Kylie Green

Dorothy: Teresa Mesler, Katelyn Czechowski

Erma: Kelsey Fadel, Dennis McVay, Julia Schaffer

Green Creek: Maria Osler

Marmora: Natalia Cabareas, Gabrielle Meyers

North Cape May: Maria Biffoni, Joseph Madden, Shannon Miller, Ryan Reiss

Ocean City: Geoffrey Ely, Ashley McGuigan, Valerie Guilfoy, Sarah Sheldon

Ocean View: Natalie Fine, MaryEllen LaRosa

Petersburg: William Anderson, Christina Homan, William Lokker

Sea Isle City: Rada Rosu, Amelia Steelman

Seaville: Kristina Carpino

Tuckahoe: Courtney Lepping, Alissa Petrella

Villas: Timothy Brady, Wade Breslin, Patricia Fiordimondo, Tatsiana Garvalou, Anna Letzgus, Briana Schull, Nickolay Zhelyazkov, Stephanie Zuzulock

West Cape May: Stefan Delp

Wildwood: Tatsiana Atashkas, Katsiaryna Lipskaya, Tutusaashito Magalogo, Kristen Reyes, Alexandra Ricart

Woodbine: Kaitlyn Cook

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Millville: Aglee Burke

Port Norris: Asher Nothaft

Vineland: Joseph Sterchele

 

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Franklinville: Katie Kronberger

Mullica Hill: Taylor Evans

Williamstown: Erin Doyle, Alicia Kelly, Daniel Roberts

 

OCEAN COUNTY

Manahawkin: Alex Wunnenberg

Ocean Gate: Anthon Iaria

 

OUT-OF-STATE

Newark, Delaware: Wyn W. Evoy, Angela Evoy

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