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Northeast students qualify for PTK honor society

Northeast students qualify for PTK honor society

NORFOLK, Neb. – Approximately 60 students at Northeast Community College have qualified for membership in the Phi Theta Kappa, (PTK), Tau Chi Chapter.

Since the installation of Northeast’s Tau Chi chapter in 1996, approximately 3,300 students have been inducted into the international academic honor society for two-year colleges. For over 100 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 induction into 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 Community College students have qualified for PTK for the Spring 2021 semester:


Albion - Kevin Boilesen.
Alda - Delaney Shears. 
Ashland - Micah Judds.
Blair - Brooke Schlachter.
Clarkson - Kobe Indra.
Coleridge - Amanda Rogers.    
Columbus - Amanda Czarnick, MaKenzie Enderlin, Tasha Johnson, Alicia Montes.        
Creighton - John Crockett.
Doniphan - Brandy Happold.                            
Fremont - Brittney Perina.
Gordon - Tucker Schott.
Holstein - Lisa  McNair.
Madison - Brooke Mewis, Veronica Perez Gomez, Claire Schaecher.
Newman Grove - Chadwick Vincent.
Norfolk - Ryland Bates, Kelli Blaser, Alexandria Brestel, Bryson Callies, Gregory Eigenberg, Aspen Jansen, Nichole Jilg, Benjamin Kment, Jonah Nathan, Cayden O'Brien, Arleth Ramirez, Jadyn Robinson, Callista Smydra, Morgan Timmerman, Savannah Wagner, Hannah Wilcox, Anna Windedahl.
Omaha - Christina Markgraf.
O'Neill - Kolby  Dean.
Osceola - Lindsi Hughes.
Randolph - Jacob Svitak.
Ravenna - Tyler Wetzel.
Schuyler - Abner Perez.
Shelby - Jayce Vrbka.
South Sioux City - Elizabeth Duvan, Kaylee Hilton, Nadia Tuttle.
Stanton - Haylea Schmidt.
Wayne - Randell Lockhart.
West Point - Jakob Andreasen, Parker Uhing.
York - Kaitlynn Pavel.
Yutan - Molly Davis.

Out of State

Col., Denver - Carlos Jimenez.
Fla., N. Fort Myers - Tina Knight.
Mich., Royal Oak - Meghan Colton.
Ia, Harlan - Everett Carroll, William Carroll.
SD, Vermillion - Hayley Bland. 

Candice Parra, Norfolk, serves as president of the PTK Tau Chi chapter at Northeast, Madeline O’Brien, Norfolk, is vice president of leadership, Morgan Eickmeier, Bellwood, is vice president of scholarship, Hannah Stahl, Potter, serves as vice president of service, and Kaitlyn Grissom, Norfolk, is secretary.

Northeast Phi Theta Kappa sponsors are Colleen Barnes, criminal justice/sociology instructor, and Andrea Suhr, physical therapist assistant instructor. Bellevue University serves as Tau Chi chapter sponsor.

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.