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JCJC inducts 209 students into PTK international honor society

JCJC holds PTK inductions. Photo source JCJC JCJC holds PTK inductions. Photo source JCJC
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a press release from Jones County Junior College 

Two-hundred-and-nine Jones County Junior College students were recently inducted into the international honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa. These students are enrolled in 15 credit hours of classes and have maintained a 3.5 GPA and will have to continue to meet academic standards to remain a member in good standing. Being a member of PTK also provides scholarship opportunities for senior college.

Before being inducted in the prestigious organization, keynote speaker, Executive Director of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, George Bassi quoted Mahatma Gandhi, encouraging students to, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” He added, “One thing that doesn't change is education and its importance….(while in college) Join a group and stand out. Be a leader and do something.”

The honor society provides opportunities for its members to volunteer and work on campus and community projects. One of PTK's community projects this year included adding beauty to the campus. Bassi commended the PTK officers for selecting a project to bring an outdoor sculpture to the campus. He said, “Raising awareness of the arts is one of the things that make JCJC special.”

The museum executive recommended students “enjoy the journey” and find their passion to help give focus and zest to their lives.

PTK Spring Inductees 2015

Name                 Major              Hometown

Abbey Adams- Pre-Radiology, Ellisville

Erica Adams-Education/Teaching, Ovett

Lacey Ainsworth-Education/Teaching, Ellisville

Madison Allbrooks-Business/Education, Waynesboro

Faith Anderson-Mathematics, Collins

Penny Aultman-Liberal Arts, Ellisville

Shanakan Barnes-Education/Teaching, Taylorsville

William Baskin-Physical Therapy, Louisville

Emily Batley-Education/Teaching, Leakesville

Makayla Bavido-Liberal Arts, Mize

Madalyn Beckham-Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg

Emily Bedwell-Engineering Mechanical, Laurel

Cruise Beeding-Computer Sciences, Hattiesburg

Miranda Beesley-Biological Sciences, Ovett

Kallie Belcher-Pre-Medicine/Pharmacy, Quitman

Brittny Belding-Nursing, Heidelberg

Haley Biglane-Medical Technology, Ellisville

Zachary Biglane-Agricultural Sciences, Ellisville

Ashleigh Blakeney-Business, Taylorsville

Brady Boleware-Health Related Profession, Prentiss

Rachel Boling-English, Seminary

Shanice Bolton-Criminal Justice, Hattiesburg

Will Boot-Engineering, Ellisville

Savannah Boswell-Fashion/Merchandising, Ellisville

Elise Bowie-Nursing, Lucedale

Hannah Boyte-Biological Sciences, Sumrall

Robert Breland-Meteorology, Sumrall

Jaina Brockaway-Engineering, Pascagoula

Allysia Broome-Veterinary Medicine, Seminary

Kayla Broome-Legal Services/Paralegal, Petal

Jacob Brown-Accounting, Magee

Lyric Brown-Sports Medicine, Richton

Kristen Buchanan-Psychology, Vicksburg

Lindsey Byrd-Accounting, Richton

Hunter Carpenter-Liberal Arts, Ellisville

Brandon Carter-Welding, Seminary

Taylor Cartwright-Psychology, Stateline

Geneva Catlett-Biological Sciences, Lucedale

Sharniece Chambers-Health Related Profession, Waynesboro

Connor Chancellor-Health Related Professions, Petal

Raven Chancellor-Accounting, Vossburg

Cody Courtney –Nursing, Leakesville

Sasha Coyle-Biological Sciences, Hattiesburg

Cameron Crawford-Agricultural Sciences, Tylertown

Ethan Davis-English, Soso

John Davis-Nutrition, Hattiesburg

Alexa Deas-Psychology, Waynesboro

Summer Deloach-Public Relations/Advertising, Soso

Katelyn Dew-Education/Teaching, Stonewall

Ashley Dickerson-Liberal Arts, Laurel

Sydney Dickerson-Marketing , Laurel

Virginia Donohue-Education/Teaching, Vicksburg

Hunter Eady-English, Laurel

Denzel Edwards-Psychology, Mount Olive

Yasmine Fairley-Pre-Medicine, Collins

Dorian Felder-Health Related Profession, McComb

Emetric Fells-Pre-Medicine, Poplarville

Ryan Finley-Business, Richton

Kaylie Flynt-Psychology, Ellisville

Brittany Franks-Veterinary Medicine, Waynesboro

Madison Freeman-Sociology/Social Science, Waynesboro

James Fuller-Information Technology, Prentiss

Lindsey Garrity-Public Relations/Journalism, Hattiesburg

Roshita Gates-Nursing, Paulding

Kayla Gordon Speech-Pathology, Waynesboro

Megan Grafton-Business, Laurel

Ashley Green-Health Related Profession, Waynesboro

Blythe Griffin-Veterinary Medicine, Hattiesburg

LaDonavon Halton-Engineering, Louin

Hannah Hampton-Physical Therapy, Quitman

Jhadia Harris-Computer Sciences, Ocean Springs

Karlie Hart-English, Collins

Hannah Hathorn-Education/Teaching, Bassfield

Jenna Hauk-Chemistry, Purvis

Anndra Havard-Health Related Profession, Lucedale

Nicole Hebert-Art, Hattiesburg

Elizabeth Herring, Speech Pathology, Ellisville

James Herring-Chemistry, Laurel

Kent Herring-Music/Theatre/Dance, Waynesboro

Micah Herrin-Hinnzhses-Nursing, Sumrall

Haley Hertenstein-Health Related Professions, Laurel

Joshua Hester-Engineering Civil, Florence

Anna Hinton-Pre-Medicine, Ovett

Ashley Hite-Education/Teaching, Soso

Kaitlyn Hite-Liberal Arts, Soso

Victoria Hodge-Veterinary Medicine, Laurel

Thedford Hollis-Engineering Mechanical, Oxford

Sierra Holmes-Engineering Mechanical, Lumberton

Destiny Hux-Speech Pathology, Mize

Mason Irby-Business/Finance, Meridian

Shelby Ishee-Liberal Arts, Laurel

Landon James-Pre-Medicine, Ovett

Logan James-Biological Sciences, Bay Springs

Me'lea Johnson-Nursing, Mt. Olive

Jonathan Jones-Business, Purvis

Jordan Jones-Engineering Electrical, Gulfport

Joshua Keel-Business, Waterford

Hannah Kelly-Education/Teaching, Seminary

Abigail Kennedy-Pre-Law, Mize

Alexis King-Architecture Drafting/Art, Laurel

India Kohli-Medical Technology, Hattiesburg

Jared Lal-Aerospace Engineering, Waynesboro

Mary Landrum-Veterinary Medicine, Ellisville

Brittany Lee-Nursing, Laurel

Eniaya Leonard-Psychology, McComb

Hanna Lester-Liberal Arts, Magee

Toni Leverette-Biological Sciences, Jackson

Keandra Lindsey-Nursing, Heidelberg

Marianna Lunsford-Health Related Profession, Soso

Michael Mann-Engineering Mechanical, Sumrall

Tarena Marshall-Sports Medicine, Mendenhall

Ashley Martinolich-Business/Pre-Law, Hattiesburg

Mickel McCann-Business, Jackson

Collin McCraw-Pre-Medicine, Laurel

Pamela McDonald-Legal Service/Paralegal, Ellisville

Kiana McFadden-Physics, Waynesboro

Toronzo McInnis-Engineering Civil, Gulfport

Dallas McKinnon-Engineering, Ellisville

Lacey McLain-Architecture/Design, Laurel

Skyler McLain-Education/Teaching, State Line

Andreona McLaurin-Liberal Arts/General Studies, Petal

Lisa McNeil-Marketing, Prentiss

Dalton Middleton-Journalism/Broadcasting, Florence

Ashton Miller-Music/Theatre/Dance, Ellisville

Christian Miller-Education/Teaching, Ocean Springs

Traci Monroe-Sports Medicine, Perkinston

Sarah Murdock-Nursing, Hattiesburg

Lydia Myers-Communications, Laurel

Julie Nguyen-Physical Therapy, Petal

Haleigh Nichols-Nursing, Laurel

Ann Norris-Culinary Arts, Sumrall

Mallory Odom-Nursing, Bay Springs

Ricci Page-Biological Sciences, Laurel

Disha Patel-Medical Technology, Laurel

Sunny Patel-Political Science, Ellisville

Cody Patrick-Engineering Electrical, Laurel

Austin Perkins-Music/Theatre/Dance, Ellisville

Kayla Phipps-Nursing, Hattiesburg

Brandi Pittman-Liberal Arts, Collins

Michael Platt-Physical Therapy, Waynesboro

Leslie Pounds-Pharmacy, Columbia

Jabe Powe-Information Technology, Waynesboro

Mary Powell-Liberal Arts, Mt. Olive

Anna Price-Education/Teaching, Ellisville

Kaci Raimey-Nursing, Hattiesburg

Alexis Rambo-Health Related Profession, Louin

Danielle Rando-Speech Pathology, Magee

Andreanna Rankin-Business Office Technology, Waynesboro

Jessica Rice-Business, Ellisville

Adam Rigney-Electronics, Hattiesburg

Bethany Rivers-Education/Teaching, Stonewall

Matthew Roberts-Nursing, Ellisville

AJ Robinson-Music/Theatre/Dance, Hattiesburg

Stephen Rogers-Computer Information Technology, Hattiesburg

Claire Rounsaville-Nursing, Ellisville

Allison Rutland-Biological Sciences, Mt. Olive

Tyler Sanders-Engineering Electrical, Columbia

Erubial Sandoval-Pre-Medicine, Waveland

Alyssa Sanford-Business, Collins

Laken Sanford-Accounting, Collins

Clinton Sasser-Pre-Medicine, Ellisville

Taylor Sasser-History, Mt. Olive

John Scarborough-Business, Mendenhall

Kailey Scarbrough-Pre-Medicine, State Line

Natalie Seales-English, Hattiesburg

Cristina Serrano-Marketing, Laurel

Lauren Sheller-Health Related Professions, Petal

Tanner Shutze-Business/Marketing, Hattiesburg

Thomas Sims-Engineering Mechanical, Florence

Tameia Singleton-Nursing, Heidelberg

Kayla Sledge-Dental Health, Petal

Ashley Smith-Nursing, Laurel

Cady Smith-Accounting, Magee

Jenna Smith-Biological Sciences, Columbia

Kyle Smith-Nursing, Columbia

Madison Smith-Health Related Profession, Laurel

Melanie Soldinie-Music/Theatre/Dance, Petal

Sara Stevens-Nursing, Ellisville

Danita Stevenson-Nursing, Kokomo

Rayne Strickland-Nursing, Lucedale

Amber Stuart-Nursing, Collins

Krissy Stutts-Speech Pathology, Petal

Alden Swindle-Education/Teaching, Ellisville

Ross Thompson-English, Soso

Hanna Tolbert-Sports Medicine, Laurel

Luke Tucker-Agricultural Sciences, Ellisville

Aaron Turner-Veterinary Medicine, Hattiesburg

Dalton Voge-Criminal Justice, Laurel

Tabitha Wade-Nursing, Laurel

Amber Walker -Business/Accounting, Bay Springs

Joel Wambolt-History, Bassfield

Aaron Ward-Engineering Mechanical, Sumrall

Robert Warner-Pharmacy, Kokomo

Gabriella Watson-Nursing, Laurel

Eric Welch-Engineering Civil, New Hebron

Brandon West-Forestry, Waynesboro

Brittany Whiddon-English, Purvis

Adam Wigley-Nursing, Richton

Kayla Williams-Liberal Arts, Leakesville

Kayleigh Williams-Communications, Georgetown, TX

Sara Williams-English, Laurel

James Williams Jr.-Pre-Medicine, Waynesboro

Ashley Williamson-Nursing, Magee

Matthew Wilson-Engineering, Laurel

Quenetta Wilson-Nursing, Bogue Chitto

Kirstin Woods-Nursing, Saucier

Brianna Woodward-Pre-Medicine, Ovett

Joanna Word-Liberal Arts, Magee

Emily Wright-Biological Sciences, Laurel

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