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NEO PTK Earns International Awards and Inducts Nearly 60 Students into Spring 2018 Class

Miami, Oklahoma – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College’s (NEO) Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted the new class into the prestigious international honor society in a ceremony that took place on April 24. The keynote speaker for the evening was Mr. Jeremy Hogan, Superintendent of the Miami Public School System.


“Of the four hallmarks of PTK, I encourage you to pay special attention to service,” said Mr. Hogan. “The sole reason I am in education today is to give back and I encourage you to set an example for your peers and give back to your communities.”


Mu Chapter was recently recognized as a Distinguished Chapter at the 2018 International Convention, an honor given to the top ten percent of qualifying chapters that submit both an Honors in Action and College Project. PTK currently has over 1250 active chapters. Members also won a Distinguished College Project Award for their campus safety project. During the 2017-2018 academic year, Mu Chapter has also researched human trafficking, partnered with the Sierra Club for Recycling Pledge Day, donated food for the Thanksgiving Food Drive, hosted transfer coordinators from regional universities during chapter meetings, held a Quiz Bowl for high school students in the 4-state region, and hosted a Casino Night benefit for the Community Crisis Center.

To gain admittance into PTK, students must complete at least 12 hours of courses and maintain a 3.5 grade point average. Through their membership in PTK, students will have access to scholarships and service opportunities.

Mu Chapter’s 2017-2018 officers were Allison Byrn, President; Hunter Bohn, Scholarship; Clint Howard, Leadership; Brandy Brogdon, Service; Tycia Conner, Fellowship; Christopher Bentley, Recording/Secretary.

Students who were inducted during the ceremony:
Karley Bailey
Arin Barnes
David Battiest
Gavin Bohn
Tyler Bottorff
Kayla Burns
Jeffrey Cher-Aime
Melanie Coons
Jeffrey Crawford
Trista Crook
Cale Crutchfield
Megan Davis
Tyon Davis
Cagney Effling
Stetson Eschenbaum
Kassidy Fletcher
Katey Freeman
Gracie Garman
Sarah Harris
Mattie Haynes
Abigayle Hays
Anelizabeth Henry
Marley Hensley
Samantha House
Nicholas Hughlett
Hannah Jenkins
Nathan Jordan
Rebecca Keener
Katelyn King
Eneritz Larranaga Muguruza
Keng Lee
Rebecca Lucky
Kennedy Martins
Sierra McCullough
Nathania McKenzie
Dillon McKinzie
Maggi Medley
Jordyn Miller
Alexa Montagne
Delisa Mowrey
Adah Nair
John O’Neal
Robbie Phillips
Hailey Rexwinkle
Steven Roberts
Sidney Rupert
Shannon Schwenke
Tyler Silva
Bailey Smith
Abigail Spindle
Taylor Stanley
Miranda Thibodeau
Sue Tinkey
Dulcinea Wenzel
Leanne White
Makayla Willis
Julia Wilson

The Mu chapter on the NEO campus is very involved in both campus activities and off-campus events. The chapter was recently acknowledged for successfully maintaining its Five-Star status for several years. The Mu chapter of PTK was the first established outside of Missouri.

To learn more about PTK, contact Ms. LaShawna Powers at Lashawna.powers@neo.edu.

(Top photo: Dr. Hale, Dr. Fahnestock, LaShawna Powers, and the PTK officer team welcomed the new inductees at the spring induction.)

(Bottom photo, officer team from left: Christopher Bentley, Brandy Brogdon, Clint Howard, Allison Byrn, Tycia Conner, Hunter Bohn, and sponsor LaShawna Powers display the international awards.)
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