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Moore

May 13, 2008

Student named Phi Theta Kappa

American Staff



The Xi Theta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society inducted 33 new members during a ceremony in the Walcher Conference Center on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa campus.

Ty Campbell, a Moore High School graduate, was among the inductees. He is the son of Stan and Susan Campbell .

Phi Theta Kappa sets high standards for membership. To be eligible for membership a student must: be enrolled in a two-year college; have accumulated the number of credit hours used by that college to designate full-time status; have a grade point average equivalent to not less than a "B"; have established academic excellence as judged by the faculty; and be of good moral character and shall possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

Dr. Don Stinson, language arts instructor opened the ceremony by welcoming members and their guests to the induction. Then Mary Allan, nursing instructor and chapter adviser, introduced the guest speaker Kim Webb; Division of Nursing chair. Webb gave an inspirational speech encouraging the inductees to work hard at whatever they choose to do, whether it is education, work or vacation.

Xi Theta Vice President Brian Masters presented the new members and then LaToya Smith gave the presidential charge. Next, Isaac Reese, treasurer; Susana Hernandez, secretary; and Michael Lewis, historian explained the symbols of the organization. Chapter President LaToya Smith administered the oath of membership and then the new members signed the chapter record book and lit candles signifying their affiliation with the organization.

Chapter officers are LaToya Smith, president; Brian Masters, vice president; Susana Hernandez, secretary; and Isaac Reese, treasurer; Michael Lewis, reporter and historian. Chapter faculty advisers are Allan, chair; Ackerson, Sarah Frye, criminal justice instructor; and Stinson.

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