ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Northwest State Community College recently recognized sixty-four students during the induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Kappa Beta Delta National Honor Society. To be eligible for induction, students must have a 3.5 grade point average after completing at least eighteen credit hours of college coursework. The guest speaker for the evening, Senator Cliff Hite, was also inducted as an honorary member to both Honor Societies.
Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to encourage academic achievement for two-year college students. Its mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members.
Kappa Beta Delta was established in 1997 as a specialty honor society for two-year college students in business programs. Its purpose is to recognize student scholarship and accomplishments, as well as encourage personal and professional improvement and service to others.
The following local students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (Those students marked with an asterisk (*) were inducted into both Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta):
Fulton: Brian Huffman (Archbold), Jolie Heberling (Archbold), Jessica Wyse (Metamora), Logan Baker (Swanton), Susan Carattini-Pope (Wauseon), Francisca Franklin+ (Wauseon), Michael Sager* (Wauseon).
Williams: Zoe Koch (Aldvordton), Randy Wolff (Bryan), Shalina Zwick (Bryan), Michael Cragle (Bryan), Emily Trent (Bryan), Dennis Bates (Bryan), Megan Grime* (Bryan), Samantha Mercer (Edon), Kennedy Brigle* (Montpelier), Grace Hartman (Montpelier), Zack VanDyke (Montpelier), Bethany Polter (Montpelier), Eric Coopeman (Stryker), Joel Mille (Stryker), Melissa Kinkaid (Stryker), Laura Castillo (West Unity), Lauren Garrett (West Unity).