The Durham Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted its newest members on Tuesday, March 3. New members were welcomed into the Phi Theta Kappa family by co-advisors Tracy Mancini, Kara Battle, Shannon Hahn, Marisa Sullivan, and Lyndsay Al-Shibli as well as by chapter officers Shannon Dodd, President; Candice (Lackey) Green, Secretary; Monica Lee, Community Service Officer; and Winniehope Mamboleo, Student Senate Representative.
After a short welcome by Tracy Mancini, Dr. Ingram spoke to new members about the importance of celebrating their accomplishment of scholarship and invited them to continue to strive for greatness.
Christine Gunnigle, instructor in the Occupational Assistant Program, served as the invited Key Note speaker. She regaled new members with the story of her own success, which started with a community college education. She reminded new members that, even though their community college degree may only be the beginning of their journey, reaching this first important mile stone most likely will be one of their proudest accomplishments, as that first mile stone is often the hardest to reach.
Since its last induction in September 2014, the Durham Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has welcomed over 60 new members, all of whom must have achieved high academic honors to even be invited to join.