(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2019) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 34 new members in an induction ceremony on March 20, 2019.

The newest members of Phi Theta Kappa at LCC are Ricco Anderson (Tulsa, OK), Montana Barlow (Rock Point, AZ), Sheridan Choat (Lamar), Jessica Emmons (Lamar), Giuliano Figlio (Lamar), Paul Fitzgerald (Fort Valley, GA), Lyta Germaine (Lamar), Reygan Gibbs (Lamar), Ines Guerreiro (Nottingham, UK), Saoirse Hale (Walsh), Alex Hernandez (Kansas City, MO), Alexander Higbee (Lamar), Tyree Jones (Walsh), Shawnique Longoria (McClave), Veronica Losa (Springfield), Kristine May (Erie, PA), James Moffett (Denver), Musa Mohamed (Amarillo, TX), Rebecca Morales (Granada), Kaylee Nakamura (Waianae, HI), Lacey O’Brien (Lamar), Brandon Orozco (Lamar), Haven Quintana (Granada), Christa Ramirez (Lubbock, TX), Kate Reagin (Firestone), Lucas Rink (Bristol), Shae Robinson (Covington, OH), Dominique Soto (Lamar), Madison Summers (Wiley), Braxton Torgerson (Colorado Springs), Lauren Urista (Meeker), Blayton Williams (West Memphis, AR), Blake Wilson (Wiley), and Jacob Wright (Walsh).

After LCC President Linda Lujan welcomed new members and congratulated them on their accomplishment, guest speaker Jim Farmer, Communications faculty at LCC, addressed the inductees. 

Farmer shared examples of the moments in his life where he said “yes” when he was given an opportunity, or asked to do something a little out of the ordinary.  When he said “yes,” his life took new directions, and he encouraged all the newest members of Phi Theta Kappa to recognize those opportunities in their own lives, and be willing to say “yes.”

Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honor society with a two-fold mission: to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.  Founded in 1910, it is the oldest and largest academic honor society of its kind.

The Beta Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes and honors academic excellence at LCC and is active on campus.  Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to apply for millions of dollars in scholarships each year, as well as gain leadership skills and network with other high achieving college students.  LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa officers for this year are Jessica Eddleman, co-President, Anamarija Mikovic, co-President, Kayla Brown, Vice President, Keith Mergenthal, Public Relations, and Lucas Rink, Recording Secretary.  Induction of new members occurs every fall and spring semester. 

To be eligible to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average after completing 12 or more credit hours of college-level work, be currently enrolled, and pursuing an AA, AS, AGS or AAS degree. 

For more information on Phi Theta Kappa at LCC, contact David Frankel at 336.1547 or Kelly Emick at 336.1532.

Spring 2019 Induction

Standing: Lacey O’Brien, Lauren Urista, Dominique Soto, Blake Wilson, Lucas Rink, Blayton Williams, Paul Fitzgerald, Musa Mohamed, Alex Acosta Hernandez, Madison Summers, Kristine May

Sitting: Haven Quintana, Rebecca Morales, Kate Reagin, Kaylee Nakamura, Christa Ramirez, Inês Guerreiro, Lyta Germaine, Shawnique Longoria

New members not pictured: Ricco Anderson, Montana Barlow, Sheridan Choat, Jessica Emmons, Giuliano Figlio, Reygan Gibbs, Saoirse Hale, Alexander Higbee, Tyree Jones, Veronica Losa, James Moffett, Brandon Orozco, Shae Robinson, Braxton Torgerson, Jacob Wright