Santa Fe Community college’s Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Kappa Xi Chapter) had its induction ceremony led by faculty advisor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D. on Friday, April 5.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary Society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa will provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
The following students participated in the event: Billie Quillian, Yuliia Hrybyk, Luz Marilyn Salas Pecorelli, LaToya Chism, Richard Gentry, Jessica Sanchez, Ronnie Gauna, Johnson Spruiel, Irma Ramirez, Lilia Perez, Edith Hernandez Olivas, Judith Hernandez Olivas, Lila Grenningloh Bernabeu, Caitlin Mier, Mariah Sandoval, Fatima Prieto, Evelyn Menjivar Diaz, Nancy Solis Munguia, Jacqueline Almeida, Elida Nicoll, Norma Martinez, Zachary DeLay, Zsuzsanna Rossetter and Samantha June Calabaza.
Tiffany Nofield Bracamontes, Bilingual and Dual Enrollment Teacher Coordinator, said “We’re so proud of the many students from the Early Childhood Spanish program who have participated.” The students in that program are: Luz Marilyn Salas Pecorelli, Irma Ramirez, Lilia Perez, Edith Hernandez Olivas, Judith Hernandez Olivas, Fatima Prieto, Evelyn Menjivar Diaz, Nancy Solis Munguia, Jacqueline Almeida, Elida Nicoll and Norma Martinez.
To join Phi Theta Kappa at Santa Fe Community College, students must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher with at least 12 college credit hours that apply toward a degree. For more information, go to SFCC’s PTK or contact SFCC advisor Associate Professor Andrew Lovato, 505-428-1375.
Photos: Courtesy of Dawn Wink.