11/22/10 Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, has inducted nine new members from Ancilla College for the spring semester.

Those inducted to Ancilla’s Beta Beta Beta chapter on November 18 included: Marla Ellis, Versie Ford, Michael Lobbo, Gary Lockridge, Jerry Meyers, Jared O’Brien, Stephanie Pudlo, Heather Smith, and Allison Worden.

“We are honored to recognize nine new members in the Beta Beta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society this fall,” said Cynthia Cawthon, who serves as the chapter’s co-advisor alongside fellow faculty member Jane Yochum. “These students with demanding schedules are commended for their exemplary academic achievements and commitment to service and leadership.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.

To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA.

Current officers for the Ancilla College chapter are Amber Beaver (President), Diana DeMoss (Vice President), Steve Benke (Secretary), Mark Reel (Treasurer), and Trina Bauer (Historian).

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Photo (L to R): New Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Allison Worden, Heather Smith, Jerry Meyers, Versie Ford, and Michael Lobbo.