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Friday, May 4, 2018

UACCM Inducts 60 Students Into International Honor Society

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton inducted 60 students into the Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of community and junior colleges, during a ceremony inside the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium on April 23. 

Front: (L-R) Aulbany Williams, Madeline Brodsky, Meghan Carroll, Maizey Harper, Matthew Barber
Middle: (L-R) Katie Webb, Jeannette Price, Reanna Murphy, Valeria Pavon, Kristen Gipson, Ashley Newton, Misty Pagel
Back: (L-R) Jeffrey Kemper, Aimee Russell, Alissa White, Thomas Crow, Thomas Townsend III

UACCM Division Chair of General Education Marilyn Thomas was also given the Phi Theta Kappa Pillar Award — a new honor recognizing a UACCM faculty or staff member who exemplifies the four pillars of the organizations: leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. Thomas was awarded a blue Stole of Distinction to be worn at UACCM graduation ceremonies, as well as a certificate. 

Advisors Kara Jones, Stephanie Price, Spring McCarthy, and Mathew Herrman present Marilyn Thomas (middle) with the Phi Theta Kappa Pillar Award

The mission statement of Phi Theta Kappa is “to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.” To become a member, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree while maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA. 

“Our induction ceremonies serve as an important opportunity to recognize our new members and officially welcome them into the fellowship of our chapter,” Mathew Herrman, a Beta Eta Sigma chapter advisor, said. “For some of these members, the induction serves as the moment of recognition for all of their efforts to be great scholars. The event also provides an opportunity to introduce the newest members to our chapter leaders, our ongoing activities, and to meet one another.” 

New Phi Theta Kappa members are listed here, organized alphabetically by county: 

Conway County

Meghan Carroll, Morrilton
Amber Davenport, Center Ridge
Andrea Mathes, Plumerville
Charis McKay, Morrilton
Jeannette Price, Morrilton
Kristina Scroggins, Morrilton
Lyndsey Stacy, Cleveland
Dylan Watters, Springfield
Alissa White, Morrilton

Faulkner County

Matthew Barber, Conway
Madeline Brodsky, Conway
Russell Conger, Guy
Brandi Evans, Greenbrier
Brooke Finch, Conway
Hanna Frazier, Greenbrier
Sarah Fulmer, Conway
Katherine Hinman, Conway
Jeffrey Kemper, Conway
Devin King, Vilonia
Allison May, Conway
Amber McNew, Conway
Morgan McPeake, Conway
Ashley Newton, Greenbrier
Christine Nichols, Conway
Valeria Pavon, Conway
Hayden Pearce, Conway
Maggie Schichtl, Conway
Catherine Siebenmorgen, Conway
Virginia Siebenmorgen, Conway
Ian Stephens, Vilonia
Thomas Townsend III, Conway
Kenneth Wader, Conway
Shayn’A White, Vilonia
Catlin Whitlow, Conway
Emily Williford, Vilonia

Logan County

Rhonda Parks, Delaware

Perry County

Colby Campbell, Perryville
Reanna Murphy, Perryville
Zachary Powers, Bigelow
Amy Rathjen, Houston
Aimee Russell, Houston
Dustin Stell, Casa
Katie Webb, Perryville
Aulbany Williams, Bigelow

Pope County

Quinn Bishop, Russellville
Daniel Brown, Atkins
Thomas Crow, Russellville
William Gipson Jr., Atkins
Kristen Gipson, Atkins
Leslie Lawhorn, Russellville
Taylor Manson, Russellville
Emily Mathis, Hector
Brooklyn Meeks, Hector
Misty Pagel, Russellville
Cecilia Radford, Dover
Seth Shaddon, Atkins
Alex Young, Russellville

Pulaski County

Alyssa Alexander, Little Rock

Van Buren County

Maizey Harper, Fairfield Bay
Ashley Whaley, Bee Branch

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