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Spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Induction

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Congratulations!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Induction Ceremony is being held virtually. We are recognizing students who have became members of PTK last year and this year. The PTK advisors would like to extend a very warm “Congratulations” to all of our new members, and we look forward to working with you all throughout the year.

Jessica Wise and Amanda Kennedy
PTK Advisors


Spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees
Beta Zeta Omega Chapter

Spring 2021 PTK Induction
Ceremony PowerPoint Slides
(PDF Download)


Zuleyka Becerril Pantoja

Zuleyka Becerril Pantoja

Career Choice: Criminal Justice/ Criminal Investigator

Inspiration: My mom and uncles inspired me to continue my education and get my degree. They overcame poverty and immigrated to an unknown country looking for a better future. They sacrificed their lives working in order to provide for us. Now it is my turn to build a future and be able to provide for them like they provided for me. Everything I've accomplished so far is for them.


LaVerne Valerisse Bell

LaVerne Valerisse Bell

Major/future career choice: Music Education & Performance

Inspiration: Who or what inspired you to come to college? My friend Sharon Washington inspired and motivated me to get back in school to complete my education. My job also inspired me to pursue a career so that I can have a better quality of life. My love for teaching was my ultimate aspiration to come back to college.


Stephanie Belknap

Stephanie Belknap

Degree: Health Information Management

Inspiration: My daughters inspired me to go to college.


Delana Crutti
Phi Theta Kappa Public Relations Officer

Delana Crutti

Major: My major is an Associate of Arts and Liberal Science. My goal is to earn a Master in Dietetics.

Inspiration: I am my own inspiration. I attended college because I want this achievement in my life. I want to set good examples for my children. I want to live life to the fullest.


Kenneth Faber

Kenneth Faber

Degree: Associates of Liberal Arts & Sciences w/ future plans to pursue a Bachelors in Exercise Science.  I Hope to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Inspiration: My mother (RIP) always wanted me to go to College, I joined the Marine Corps instead.  I decided after she passed away to finish what I started.


Ahlena Faver

Ahlena Faver

Major: Health Information Management

Inspiration: My mother has always inspired me to do the best I can in life. And my son inspires me to finish college so I can provide the best life for him.


Carevia Flowers

Carevia Flowers

Major: Radiologist technician

Inspiration: My three boys.


Elizabeth Dianne Foster

Elizabeth Dianne Foster

Major: Associate of Science in Education - Dyslexia Intervention

Inspiration: I found a job that I really enjoy, but to advance I needed a degree. Now I'm graduating this May and have interviews lined up for more permanent positions.


Rachel French
Phi Theta Kappa Vice President

Rachel French

Degree: Associates of Science and Liberal Arts

Inspiration: My husband and children inspired me to go to college. I wanted to follow my dreams to a career that would comfortably support us and allow my husband more time home with our children while they are still young.


Alison Victoria Guthrie

Alison Victoria Guthrie

Current Major: Associate in Arts & Science with a concentration in Psychology

Major/future career choice: Plans to transfer out of state and pursue a Bachelor's (and ultimately a PhD) in Human Factor Psychology, specializing in inclusive design for individuals with accessibility needs.

Who/what inspired me to go to college: After years of struggling with self-doubt about my abilities, I was offered an amazing position at a nonprofit organization that I love. I realized that accepting the position would be accepting a future without an education and without pursuing a career I knew I was meant for. So, I declined the position and registered as a full-time student at UA-PTC.


Meloney Elizabeth Harris

Meloney Elizabeth Harris

This day would not have been possible without the help of my supportive husband Danny and my darling daughter Jade who is my cheer squad. I also want to recognize my father who is my greatest influence, and even though he is resting, today is as much for him as it is for me. He believed in me and motivated me to work toward my goal. I wish you could have been here today Dad. This is the beginning of great things to come.

Degree: Liberal Arts and Science

Career: Nursing

Inspiration: Motivated by my father.


Amber Hatton

Amber Hatton

Degree: Associates of Liberal Arts and Science with a concentration in Biology

Inspiration: My mother inspires me.


Andrew Bailey Hepler

Andrew Bailey Hepler

Major: Biology with a Minor in Psychology.

Inspiration: I was inspired to go to college to pursue a career in Psychiatry so I can work to help remove the stigma surrounding Behavioral and Mental Health.


Carolyn “Cara” Higgins

Cara Higgins

Major: Nursing-RN

What inspired me to go to college: My children, Lane and Wyatt. I want to provide them with a better life, while teaching them that with hard work and dedication, they can do anything they set their minds to.


Morgan Nicole Lipe

Morgan Nicole Lipe

Major: My major is Elementary Education.

Inspiration: I have been inspired to go to college by the kids that I work with. I knew that I always wanted to work with kids and being personal with the ones I work with has shown me that this is the path I am meant to take.


Toni Lutz

Toni Lutz

Degree: Bachelors of Nursing RN

Inspiration: My boys are my inspiration. I promised them and myself a long time ago I would complete my RN and become a real nurse. I also have to say my grandmother whom a 49 years old got her GED and tells me on weekly phone calls to keep on and how proud of me she is for keeping to my dreams and goals!


Dakotah Malone

Dakotah Malone

Major: Dental Hygiene, Dental Hygienist

Inspiration: My children inspire me.


Paul Dean Mann, Jr.
Phi Theta Kappa President

Paul Dean Mann, Jr.

Degree: Construction Management as well as Drafting and Design/ Career Choice; Construction Manager

Inspiration: I was encouraged to attend college by my parents.


LaKeisha V. Richardson

LaKeisha V. Richardson

Degree: AS Liberal Arts & Sciences/Nursing and my goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Inspiration: I've been to college three times this go and finally I am receiving my associates. My motivation is remembering who I was when I first set out to complete my education. Since having my first child she has done nothing but motivate me to finish this milestone & begin the next!


Doris Irene Roberts
Phi Theta Kappa Secretary

Doris Irene Roberts

Major/Career Choice: Associates of Applied Science, Technical Certification, and Certificate of Proficiency (Early Childhood Education)

Inspiration: I guess you could say a dream I had in 2015 inspired me, and with God's direction and many teachers and mentors along the way. Ms. Jessica Wise my first Essay I teacher, Mrs. Heintz, my speech teacher, Mrs. Kami Hicks My advisor, mentor, and early childhood education teacher, and Mrs. Traci Johnston my mentor, Early childhood Education teacher and TRIO, I have had so much support during my stay at UA-PTC. There are not enough words to thank all those involved in my Journey here. A good friend and mentor Connie Jordan, has been in my life for years and inspired me to keep going when things got tough. UA-PTC has held up its motto of getting students to fulfill dreams and to succeed to their fullest potential in my life. I have maintained all A's and 1 High B in Math, the last three years. Got in Milestones my 2nd Semester by winning 2nd Place in a Speech Contest. The dream I had in 2015 was what it was about. I am glad I will be here a few more semesters before I move on to Harding University.  I have thoroughly enjoyed college and learning has become a fun task for me. I love knowledge and I love moving forward in life.


Kwentaria Rupert

Kwentaria Rupert

Degree: I aspire to be a culinary instructor with an emphasis in nutritional studies and content creator.

Inspiration: My family, especially my ancestors, inspired me to succeed in college. I am their dream fulfilled.


Julieta Segura

Julieta Segura

Major: Psychology

Inspiration: My greatest inspirations are my parents, as well as my own love of my chosen major and general love of learning.


Teresa Y. Tyree

Teresa Y Tyree

Major: Computer Information Systems

Inspiration: My Father and love for technology.


Irma Villarrubia

Irma Villarrubia

Planned Degree: BS Psychology

Inspiration: My kids inspired me (I’m a first generation student).


Kimberleigh M. Waters

Kimberleigh M. Waters

Degree: AS in Liberal Arts and Science with focus on Business and AS in General Studies with a focus on Psychology. I am a mature college student and already established in my career with nearly 20 years of federal government service.

Mother of Kimberleigh M. Waters

Inspiration: My mother inspires me. She attended college later in life as well and went on to become a travel nurse for many years and licensed in 26 states. She was so smart and had more ambition and drive than anyone I’ve ever known. My mom, unfortunately, won’t be able to see my graduate since losing her a little over a year ago, but she was so proud of me for starting back to college to finish what I started 30 years ago.


Lacey Wynes

Lacey Wynes

Major: Professional and Technical Writing

Inspiration: I wanted to be able to provide for my family. It took me 20 years to finish this degree, stopping when life took over, and restarting every chance I could. I am transferring to finish the next level of my education in the fall.


2020-2021 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees
Beta Zeta Omega Chapter

 

Delana Crutti
Jasmine Dallas
David Deane
Alain Delgado
William Demaine
Marsha Dennis
Kaylee Dillon
Shea Dixon
Jacqueline Do
Noah Eggensperger
Antoinette Ellis
Michael Emery
Edwin Escobar
Justin Evans
Kenneth Faber
Ahlena Faver
Carevia Flowers
Jacqueline Fonville
Courtney Fortner
Elizabeth Foster
Garnet Foster
Ashlynn Franklin
Clayton Freeman
Sarah Freeman
Rachel French
Lisa Fuller
Olivia Gardner
Robert Garrison
Dale Gary
Courtney Gibson
Keyonna Giles
Kelli Gilliam
Scott Glidewell
Julia Green
Sathi Gulledge
Carley Gunn
Alison Guthrie
Mary Hall
Shelli Hampton
Meloney Harris
Evan Hartweg
Amber Hatton
Ashtyn Henderson
Andrew Hepler
Joshua Hernandez
Tina Hibbs
Carolyn Higgins
Moshe Hill
Olivia Hill
John Holloway
Tornesha Holloway
Rebecca Hudson
Desiree Jacobs
Elizabeth James
Jenna James
David Jones
Thomas Jones
Alicia Juarez Mateo
Daniel Julian
Ogechi Kalu
Billy Keathley
Matthew Kensington
Teneka Kidd
Jiun Kim
Glenda Kinder
Jana King
Jennifer Krueger
Kelsey Kumpe
Tiffani Lasage
Stacey Lee
Ryan Leonard
Mary-Kaylin Linch
Morgan Lipe
Aaron Little
Robert Littlejohn
Ashley Locke
Hailey Louchen
Toni Lutz
Minh Mai
 Dakotah Malone
Paul Mann
Jessica Martin
Abigail Martinez
Sunnie Martinez
Emma Mason
Nikki Mauldin
Tacarra McAdory
Nicholas McGee
Johneisha McKinney
Lindsey McLemore
Patrick Mehran
Joshua Miller
Amanda Mooney
Katherine Morin
Michael Moyer
Roderick Murdock
Katherine Myers
Shannon Myers
Shelby Neal
Breland Norwood
Sarah O'Connor
Thais Oliveira
Cicely Orr
Sharon Pace
Arianna Pacheco
Zuleyka Pantoja
Brandy Patillo
Stephanie Paxton
Shannon Pere
Nicole Pope
Alicia Potts
Amberlee Ray
Shekinah Reed
Krista Rees
Magali Reyes Gomez
Alyssa Reyes Solis
Lakeisha Richardson
Lucas Ridens
Doris Roberts
Jobana Rodriguez
Lucinda Rosas-Huesca
Raquelle Roulette
Khamis Rouse
Kwentaria Rupert
Estela Sanchez
Christopher Sanders
Taylor Scott
Julieta Segura
Kimberly Sheridan
Winshella Shorter
Anna Simmons
Eccense Smith
Linda Smith
Randa Snyder
Jerred Stewart
Shaterika Strogia
Michala Thompson
Jamie Thornton
Rebecca Todd
Teresa Tyree
Irma Villarrubia
Aaron Walker
Chelsea Walker
Sharon Walker
Brenda Walton
Kimberleigh Waters
Alicia Watson
Goldie Whittenburg
Lathecia Wilburn
Jasmine Williams
Kristin Williams
Nashika Wilson
Shelia Witcher
Stephanie Woodbury
Tyler Worley
Jeremiah Wright
Lataja Wright-Rolle
Lacey Wynes