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Mesalands Community College inducts new members into honor society

November 6, 2017

Mesalands Community College recently had an induction ceremony for the new members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students. PTK also provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Each candidate for membership in PTK, must have completed 12 credit hours that may lead to a declared associate’s degree, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5, be currently enrolled in six credit hours, and adhere to the school code. To remain in good standing, a CGPA of 3.25 must be maintained.

During the induction ceremony, Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College, addressed the new inductees and their families.

“Phi Theta Kappa recognizes academic achievement and celebrates student success,” said Dr. Newsom.  “You are all leaders on our campus and I want to congratulate you for what you have accomplished, as you continue your education at Mesalands Community College.”

Mesalands Community College’s new inductees in Phi Theta Kappa:

Fall 2017 Inductees

Nicholas Andrada
Kyeli Collins*
Charlene Montgomery
Kacee Nunez

* Tucumcari High School Dual Enrollment Student

(Left to Right). Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College; Kacee Nunez, new PTK inductee; Dr. Philip Kaatz, PTK Advisor and Math and Physical Science Faculty; other PTK inductees, Kyeli Collins, Charlene Montgomery, and Nicholas Andrada; and Dr. Forrest Kaatz, PTK Advisor and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, at the fall induction ceremony at Mesalands Community College.