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Northeast students qualify for PTK honor society

Northeast students qualify for PTK honor society

NORFOLK – Approximately sixty students at Northeast Community College have qualified for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, (PTK), Tau Chi Chapter.

Since the installation of Northeast’s Tau Chi chapter in 1996, approximately 3,100 students have been inducted into the international academic honor society for two-year colleges. For nearly 90 years, membership in Phi Theta Kappa has signified a singular honor and a willingness to embrace the Society’s shared commitment to academic excellence.  

The organization’s mission is two-fold: 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. PTK is the largest honor society in higher education.

To be eligible for PTK, students must have earned at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a 4.0 system.

The following Northeast students have qualified for PTK for the Fall 2017 semester:


Ainsworth - Melissa Franklin; Albion – Staci Sandman; Atkinson – Sarah Hamik, Cody Wells; Battle Creek -  Ashley Dittberner; Beemer – Morgan Eisenhauer; Carroll - Mikyla Bartos; Clarkson – Rachel Rupprecht; Coleridge – Joshua Davison; Columbus – Kaitlyn Hogeland; Dakota City - Stacie Pfister; Fullerton - Katherine Shotkoski; Hemingford - Cole Walters; Humphrey – Amy Slama; Kennard – Jacob Miller; Neligh – Hunter Bergman; Norfolk – David Avery, Issa Bissiri, Ana Gonzalez Suarez, Seth Johnson, Brook Osborne, Bethany Phelps, Justice Price, Justin Snorton, Abdoul Sore, Sabrina Swenson; O’Neill – Jayde Rosenkrans, Logan Connot, Rita Sterns, Tejlor Strope; Palisade – Daryn Carroll; Pierce – Sadie Johanson, Morgan Stone; Platte Center – Rebecca Brauner; Plattsmouth – Jaime Titus;             St. Libory – Kristin Trenhaile; Schuyler – Myiesha Hartman, Allen Zrust; South Sioux City - Nicholle Edwards, Domingo Franco, Maria Garcia-Lemus; Spencer – Alyssa Ludwig; Sutton – Trevor Griess; Tilden – Joseph O’Brien, William O'Brien; Valentine – Mason Poulsen; Valparaiso - Stephanie Draper; Wakefield - Rachel            Backman, Megan Borg, Danika Dorcey, Savannah Nelson; Waterbury – Manjula Seneviratne; West Point – Taylor Miserez, Matthew Schuetze; Winside – Connor Lemke-Elznic.


IA, Moville – Celeste     Durant; IA, Sioux City – Melissa Cruz Saldana.

Northeast Phi Theta Kappa sponsors are Colleen Barnes, criminal justice/sociology instructor, Amanda Nipp, vice president of student services, and Andrea Suhr, physical therapy assistant instructor.

Northeast Community College offers over 130 programs and concentrations of study preparing students for immediate employment or transfer to a four-­year college or university.