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Scores of new members join PTK honors chapter


Nearly 60 students were inducted this year into the Pennsylvania College of Technology chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students enrolled in associate-degree majors.

Each semester, the Beta Epsilon Upsilon Chapter invites students who have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to a two-year degree and who carry a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Phi Theta KappaWhile the curtailed 2019-20 academic year scuttled the traditional spring induction ceremony, the campus community nonetheless joins faculty co-advisers Joseph Loehr, associate professor of mass media communication/English-composition, and Kevin R. Derr, professor of legal assistant, in congratulating PTK’s newest Penn College members:

Steven A. Adams, Watsontown, architectural technology; David B. Arias, Long Pond, welding technology; David C. Bacon, Philipsburg, automotive technology; Alex G. Benner, Sunbury, pre-physical therapist assistant; Sarah C. Bennett, South Williamsport, dental hygiene; Kenneth A. Bitner, New Columbia, business management; Mariah L. Brouse, Selinsgrove, pre-nursing; Caitlin C. Brubaker, Ohiopyle, occupational therapy assistant.

Noah W. Burns, Mifflintown, mechatronics engineering technology; Tamaka Carter, Williamsport, business administration: management concentration; Ryan P. Cleffi, Cape May Court House, N.J., on-site power generation; Kalen I. Corter, Trout Run, pre-nursing; Nicolo M. Cottone, Hazleton, collision repair technology; Elizabeth M. Dailey, Milton, nursing; Megan E. Desmond, Lewisburg, nursing.

Ashlynne Eichenlaub, Hughesville, pre-practical nursing; Timothy J. Ejdys, Cape Neddick, Maine, automotive technology; Taylor J. Elliott, State College, welding technology; Torry W. Englert Jr., Avis, nursing; Ryan T. Flynn, Clarks Summit, heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis; Justin J. Forbes, Coal Township, pre-physical therapist assistant; Dan W. Fredericks Jr., Williamsport, nursing.

Matt Garnhart-Seaman, Williamsport, information technology: technical support technology emphasis; Kelsea A. Hauck, Orangeville, pre-radiography; Wyatt C. Hax, Thomasville, automotive technology: Mopar CAP emphasis; Devyn D. Heggenstaller, Loganton, pre-dental hygiene; Ronald D. Hodder, Wellsboro, machine tool technology.

Devon L. Humphries, Williamsport, health arts: practical nursing emphasis; Matthew E. Johnson Jr., Curwensville, building construction technology; Kayla M. Kent, Elizabethtown, pre-surgical technology; Sierra L. Koons, Jersey Shore, pre-surgical technology; Robert G. Lauffer, Hurricane. W.Va., renewable energy technologies; Mary M. Lopez, Williamsport, human services; Marcayla M. Lutzkanin, Port Carbon, diesel technology; Lakin A. McCall, Spring Mills, pre-nursing.

Hunter S. Mead, Hawley, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology; Josiah D. Miller, Elizabethville, heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis; Kirstin B. Mitchell, Landisville, human services and restorative justice; Katerina Moore, Muncy, nursing; Bailee C. Nauyalis, Schuylkill Haven, collision repair technology; Kiara J. Orner, Smethport, pre-physical therapist assistant; Isaiah Paul, Berlin, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology.

Brett W. Pehowic, Lewisburg, physical therapist assistant; Kaitlin E. Port, Alexandria, pre-physical therapist assistant; Kenneth L. Rounds III, Stafford, Va., building automation technology; Emily S. Sabo, Bloomsburg, nursing; Nathan B. Sauers, Winfield, diesel technology; Brittany M. Savage, Hughesville, accounting; Madison M. Shaffer, Trout Run, forest technology; Jenna R. Shank, Bainbridge, health arts: practical nursing emphasis; Katelyn M. Shappell, Orwigsburg, baking and pastry arts.

Jake G. Skarbek, Punxsutawney, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology; Zak Smith, West Chester, welding technology; Gram P. Spina, Floral Park, N.Y., automotive restoration technology; Danielle K. Suomela, Williamsport, pre-radiography; Larissa M. Wambold, Palmerton, early childhood education; Erik W. Weigle, Linden, automotive restoration technology; and Anissa K. Weller, Williamsport, pre-radiography.

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 3.5 million members in the United States and 10 sovereign nations.

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