An induction ceremony was held at Piedmont Community College (PCC) for the Alpha Upsilon Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society on April 27. Thirty-four students became new members of the honor society and PCC chapter for the 2017-18 academic year.

New members include: Brett H. Barbee, Alease F. Bolton, Corina G. Campbell, John Z. Carr, Ashley Carver, Arianna M. Ceder, Tracey M. Chambers, Zachary T. Chaney, Cheryl C. Daniel, Ayla E. Dunn, Samuel M. Eason, Abigail L. Farmer, Lora J. Funfstuck, Gregory J. Garland, Libia A. Gaviria, Cecilia D. Graves, Alisha G. Hicks-Womack, Zoe A. Hodgin, William K. Horne, Daniel L. Jones, Katrina A. Jones, Teresa G. Keever, Dianna D. McGinty (Vice President), Tonya L. Parker, Logan S. Reaves, Mikala R. Robertson, Jasmine M. Sanders, Britany J. Tart, James K. White, Rebekah Willetts, Savannah L. Wilson, Tiffani B. Woods (President), Taylor R. Wortham, Adriana E. Zylka.
Front Row: Tracey Chambers, Lora Funfstuck, Cecelia Graves, Alisha Hicks-Womack, Janet Bottoms (Advisor), Mikala Robertson, Alease Bolton, Zoe Hodgin, Tiffani Woods, Tonya Parker, Rick Farmer (Co-Advisor) Back Row: Ayla Dunn, Abigail Farmer, Diana McGinty, Daniel Jones
Janet Bottoms, Information Technology Program Coordinator and Web Technologies Instructor, along with Rick Farmer, Director of Grants, advise the Alpha Upsilon Theta Chapter of Piedmont Community College.

During the ceremony, speaker Reverend Richard A. Rorrer, pastor of Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church, disclosed that he has been fortunate on his journey, not necessarily because of planning, but because he was open to opportunities. He went on to reveal his perspective of success using the acronym KICK:

• Know Yourself: “It’s critical, in all areas of life, to know yourself… see yourself for the unique talents, experiences, and intelligence you bring to every encounter”;
• Invest Your Time: “Time is your most valuable resource… invest in your health, new skills, new talents, your children, your spouse, and your friends. Invest in what brings you excitement, joy, and satisfaction”;
• Confidence is Contagious: “Believe in yourself – you are your only vehicle to success… you already are all you need”;
• Know Your Organization: “Hard work and dedication still pay off… know the organization and where your skills will fill a need. Change will happen – you can either dread it or be excited for it”

The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society’s mission is two-fold: 1) Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and 2) Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

“It’s such an honor to work with these student as they join this national honor society. To become a member they must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher. They also give back to the community, so this membership recognizes the efforts of these students in and out of the classroom,” said Farmer.

To assist eligible students in becoming a member of this prestigious national honor society, the PCC Foundation now offers financial assistance for the membership fee. Students complete an application to be considered, and they are required to pay a portion of the membership fee, if selected.

To find out more about how you can help support future Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society members, contact Allison Satterfield at (336) 322-2102 or Allison.Satterfield@piedmontcc.edu.

For additional photos of the event, visit PCC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/piedmontcc.

Photo: Front Row: Tracey Chambers, Lora Funfstuck, Cecelia Graves, Alisha Hicks-Womack, Janet Bottoms (Advisor), Mikala Robertson, Alease Bolton, Zoe Hodgin, Tiffani Woods, Tonya Parker, Rick Farmer (Co-Advisor)
Back Row: Ayla Dunn, Abigail Farmer, Diana McGinty, Daniel Jones

Not Pictured: Brett H. Barbee, Corina G. Campbell, John Z. Carr, Ashley Carver, Arianna M. Ceder, Zachary T. Chaney, Cheryl C. Daniel, Samuel M. Eason, Gregory J. Garland, Libia A. Gaviria, William K. Horne, Katrina A. Jones, Teresa G. Keever, Logan S. Reaves, Jasmine M. Sanders, Britany J. Tart, James K. White, Rebekah Willetts, Savannah L. Wilson, Taylor R. Wortham, Adriana E. Zylka

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