Cecil inducts 19 into International Honor Society

Published on May 10, 2019 under , , ,

46th Anniversary of the Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter at Cecil College


NORTH EAST, Md. – Mother Nature provided a perfect evening to honor some of the brightest minds in the region on Thursday, May 9, when 19 Cecil College students were inducted into the Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on the North East Campus.

This year’s event marks the 46th Anniversary of the Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter at Cecil College, started in 1974.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society which serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students while providing opportunities for individual growth and development through educational, leadership, and service programming. It is the largest honor society in American higher education, having been established in 1918 by two Missouri two-year college presidents.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is offered to students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher for at least 12 credit hours in a degree program.

In addition, two of Cecil College’s current Alpha Alpha Theta members were presented the honor of Phi Theta Kappa All Maryland Academic Team during a ceremony in Ellicott City, Md., on Wednesday, May 1. Blake Griffith II and Andrea Nickle, both Elkton, Md., were recognized for their scholastic achievements and leadership among students in Maryland’s community colleges. They were nominated and recognized for their outstanding service on and off campus. They received certificates, as well as medallions for their exemplary service.

The 2019 inductees to the Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter are:

Name Hometown
Christine Barben Colora, Md.
David Hamm III Colora, Md.
Stephanie Gunter Conowingo, Md.
Cynthia Lysakovski Conowingo, Md.
Romeo Volpe Elk Mills, Md.
Jennifer Altvater Elkton, Md.
Eileen Killman Elkton, Md.
Kristen Magaw Elkton, Md.
Sarah McDaniel Elkton, Md.
Marlena Tatman Elkton, Md.
Samaah Wahid Elkton, Md.
Patsy Williams Elkton, Md.
Paula Cowen North East, Md.
Patrick Sarno North East, Md.
Anthony Smith Perryville, Md.
Loren Dixon Port Deposit, Md.
Erin Elburn Port Deposit, Md.
Jenny Bhatti Westminster, Md.
Rachel Durham Middletown, De.