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PTK inducts new members; members recognized by governor

April 29, 2014

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College inducted 23 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 26.

New inductees for spring 2014 are Robin Ashworth, Kelli Bailey, Philip Briggs, Jordan Chapman, Danielle Doss, Katie Eplin, Michelle Gibson, David Hamilton, Harold Hiser, Justin Howard, Tammy Hugh, James Kaul, Angela Manning, Keri Mathis, Alanie Maynard, Emily McCallister, Katherine McCallister, Elizabeth Neff, Andrew Sanders, Kelly Taylor, Jarrod Wells, Andrew Wise, Justin Worrell and Brianna Yates.

“Our Phi Theta Kappa students have worked hard in the classroom to achieve the 3.5 grade point average required for membership,” said Dr. Harry Faulk, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer. “They are well deserving of this honor.”

To be eligible for membership, students must also be enrolled in Mountwest, have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework toward an associate degree. Following their induction into the honor society, students must maintain a 

cumulative grade point average of 3.2.

Honor society members recognized by Governor
Two Mountwest students were recognized at the West Virginia State Capitol by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on April 25 as the newest members of the All-West Virginia Academic Team.

Tesbih Habbal and Lorraine Klover won the honor in a competition sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honorary.

Mountwest maintains the Alpha Eta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in America for two-year colleges. The chapter recognizes and encourages academic achievement by students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.

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Photo: Pictured left to right are Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; Tesbih Habbal; Lorraine Klover; Dr. Harry Faulk, Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer; PTK Faculty Advisor Heather Pack; and Bob Brown, vice chair of the WV Council for Community & Technical College Education.