The Alpha Lambda Zeta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Asnuntuck Community College held their induction ceremony this past this past week.

David Andrusik, Eric Baillargeon, Matthew Bungard, Shesmina Chundankandy, Joseph Deraffaele, Samuel Driscoll, Janis Emmette, Iris Escudero, Andrea Falkowski, William Febres, Leonard Funnye,Fatimah Ghallab, Kalyanaraman Gopalaswamy, Azhaar Issa, Allyson Jambard, Paul Janaitis, Victoria Kelliher, Katharina Kristensen, Elizabeth Kulas, Julia Lachance, Lizeth Lamberti, Nicholas Liquori, Jill Long, Ashley Matthews, Susan Murray, Ashley Newell, Elise O’Reilly, Mayra Ortiz, Rachel Primmer, Ashley Robbins, Angela Rodrigues, Larraine Rubacha, Jovanny Santiago Feliciano, Abbey St. Pierre, Shirlene Vaughn, Amanda Visciotti, Debra White and Sena Yacteen, were all inducted.

In April, Asnuntuck Community College’s (ACC) Phi Theta Kappa students and advisors attended the Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst 2019 International Conference in Orlando, FL.

Asnuntuck’s Alpha Lambda Zeta Advisor Thayre Trzepacz received a Paragon Advisor Award and Asnuntuck’s Advisor Heather D’Orlando received a distinguished Advisor Award.  ACC’s chapter was named one of the top 100 chapters for Phi Theta Kappa.  The New England Region earned a regional award for chapter engagement.  

ACC student Victoria Orifice was a Social Media Ambassador for the convention and named a Distinguished Regional Officer.

Earlier this semester, Asnuntuck’s chapter was named a Reach Chapter by Phi Theta Kappa. REACH Chapters achieved or exceeded a 15 percent membership acceptance rate in 2018.

“We created this program because we believe strongly in the mission of Phi Theta Kappa and want as many students as possible to receive the benefits of membership,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “Increased opportunities to apply for scholarships and engage with their peers and key faculty members lead to higher completion rates, and students get those opportunities through PTK.”

Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society has a membership of 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in eleven nations. There were 3,775 people in attendance at PTK’s convention.

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