Wednesday, March 7, 2012
JCC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa
Several students were inducted into the Alpha Psi Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on March 3 at Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus.
Craig A. Clark, dean of applied technology at Alfred State College and a 1975 graduate of JCC, was the guest speaker for the ceremony. Clark earned a master’s degree in civil engineering with a major in construction engineering and management at North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Colorado. He is a candidate for a doctoral degree in civil engineering through North Carolina State University.
Clark, who also serves as mayor of Alfred, encouraged the students to look for, and accept, challenging opportunities in the workforce, community service, and leadership.
“Remember that many opportunities only appear once in your life,” said Clark. “You should continue to look for opportunities to challenge you and say yes to those opportunities as they appear.”
New members include: Patricia Malachowsky of Allegany; Sarah Potter of Arcade; Dawn Reid of Bradford, PA; Tammy Ellis and Pamalla Harvey of Cattaraugus; Roxanne Boggiano and Hayley Stanbro of Franklinville; Tokin Kim and Tonya Searle-Rutkowski of Friendship; Jerrica Linderman of Hinsdale; Sarah Kie of Killbuck; Katrina Adams, James DiBlasi, Rachael Fillgrove, and Nicole Sova of Olean; Casey Bray, Michael Green, Tonya Riesman, and Hannah Whittaker of Portville; Autumn Crouse, Kariann Kettle, and Amanda Koniak of Salamanca; Justin McKeirnan and Melanie Traina of Smethport, PA; and Mariah Cranston of West Valley.
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for two-year colleges. Inductees must have a grade point average of at least 3.5, be recommended by two faculty members, and have completed at least 15 credit hours toward a degree. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students by providing opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, and stimulating interest in continuing academic excellence.