YCCC held its annual induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, on Thursday, March 30, 2017. New members were honored for their outstanding academic records and achievements.
The Keynote Speaker was Professor Michelle Coach of Asnuntuck Community College and the PTK New England Region Coordinator. The Oath of Membership was given by YCCC PTK Advisor, Jessica Gagne. A custom cake created by YCCC students enrolled in a specialty cakes course taught by YCCC Baking & Pastry Faculty, Krista Cochran celebrated inductees and their guests.
58 students have accepted membership this academic year: Lillian Chick, Wells; Laura Cronin, York; Janessa Curtis, Limerick; Anna D’Errico, North Berwick; Hannah Daigneault, York; Jessica Damuth, Acton; Sarah Donlon, Saco; Christopher Doughty, South Berwick; Desserrae Dutil, Sanford; Chloe Ebbrecht, Kennebunk; Maria Flanders, Kennebunk; Melinda Gilliam, Alfred; Taylor Gold, Ogunquit; Kirk Goulet, Biddeford; Michele Griffin, Kittery; Debra Harding, North Waterboro; Jordan Harper, Bass Harbor; Kathryn Holly, York; Tina Howe, Limerick; Elisabeth Johnston, South Berwick; Abbott Joy, Acton; Jenna Kearney, Sanford; Kelly Lehoux, North Waterboro; Victoria McCarthy, Kittery; Craig Merrow, Sanford; Rachel Notaro, Berwick; Shane Pelletier, Sanford; Stephanie Reynolds, York; Hannah Roderick, Biddeford; Christopher Roy, South Berwick; Olivia Stackpole, Sanford; Amanda Terry, Lebanon; Nicole Thomson, Berwick; Cady Toussaint, Arundel; Cameron Van Damme, Berwick; Zachary White, Lyman; Jennifer Young, Wells; Suzanne Zimmer, Sanford.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society membership requirements are as follows:
- Completion of at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree
- Achievement and maintenance of a cumulative grade point average of 3.5
- Acceptance of membership invitation to the chapter, region, and international chapters
The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education and is the official honor society for two-year colleges.
YCCC’s PTK Chapter, Beta Lambda Rho, is active on campus and in the community. All members, and alumni, are encouraged to be involved. Chapter activities include membership awareness events, fundraisers, and community impact projects. The chapter is important in the Southern York County Toys for Tots annual collection as well as the college’s New Student Orientation. For more information on about YCCC’s PTK Chapter please click here.