Phi Theta Kappa holds spring induction ceremony at SWTJC Uvalde

Phi Theta Kappa holds spring induction ceremony at SWTJC Uvalde


PTK Induction Uvalde Spring 2018

The Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 42 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held on March 1 in Uvalde.

New members inducted include Janel Aguilar, Irma Arredondo, Joanna Arredondo, Ana Aviles, Abel Ayala, Jr., Raena Bishop, Mandie Carabaja, Cathlynn Castro, Amelia Cervantes-Espino, Benjamin Chapa, Humberto DeLeon, Jr., Lanie Dubose, Mario Escobar, III, Sarah Esquivel, Kylie Galvan, Hannah Garcia, Noe Garcia, Pilar Garfield, Siboney Garza, Kimberly Gomez, and Victoria Gonzalez.

Also inducted were, Elizabeth Guite, Ryan Hernandez, Erin Honer, Katie Kalthoff, Adrianna Loera, Makenzie Martinez, Laura Mata, Jennifer Montellano, Leanna Morin, Christopher Orosco, Callie Overton, Shelby Pannell, Raul Ramirez, Alexandria Rawald, Karina Rojas, Sergio Rosas, Eduardo Serna, Jazlynn Solis, Angela Taylor, Karina Terrazas, and Jazmine Velasquez.

Dr. Cheryl Sanchez, dean of the college of liberal arts, welcomed guests to the induction ceremony.

Current Eta Beta Chapter members participating in the ceremony were Serina Garibay, Alysa Gauna, Karla Mercado Penilla, Andrea Polendo, and Brandee Jones.

Randa Schell, the chapter advisor, concluded the ceremony with remarks, where she referred to the chapter as a family and invited the new members to be part of the family and be active in chapter activities.

"We are all family, and being inducted into this chapter is not just a formal thing," said Schell. "For those of you who are being inducted tonight, I invite you to be part of our family."

To earn membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours with at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must also be currently enrolled in at least six hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain members in good standing.

A reception for inductees and their families was held in the Matthews Student Center immediately following the ceremony.