CCC Phi Theta Kappa Spring 2022 Induction



The Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a virtual induction ceremony Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Forty members were inducted into the CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter. Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 grade point and earned 12 credit hours.  

Phi Theta Kappa chapter President MacKenzie Jackley and PTK alumni member Jenny Green served as the Masters of Ceremony. Clinton Community College President Brian Kelly welcomed the attendees sharing congratulations to the students who have earned the opportunity to join Phi Theta Kappa.  CCC Dean of Instruction Amy Madsen-Smith and Dean of Students Dr. Michelle Allmendinger announced the new members. Guest speaker Chelsie Pope presented an uplifting program about the opportunities Phi Theta Kappa has given to her life. Chelsie is working toward a doctorate degree while continuing to be active as the Phi Theta Kappa Iowa Regional Alumni President. 

The CCC chapter was recently recognized with the Paragon Award for new advisor Rob Schadt. The Alpha Theta Beta Chapter Advisors also include CCC Instructors Gina Bielski and Shirley Turnis. The trio commented, "We are very proud of our PTK chapter, and are honored to induct so many new Phi Theta Kappa members. We are so grateful for the support of our administrators, faculty, and staff at Clinton Community College." 

The Alpha Theta Beta chapter has been awarded 5-Start Chapter status, was named Distinguished Chapter, and received the Most Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award. CCC President Dr. Brian Kelly stated, "We are very fortunate to have such a strong and nationally recognized PTK chapter. Our students have worked very hard to earn this honor and it is always a pleasure to recognize hard work."

During the year, the chapter has completed several projects including collecting alumni memories, a little lending library, sending more than 1,000 holiday cards to our military troops, handing out stress relief bags to students and faculty during finals, and upkeep with the pollinator garden. 

In addition, the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter advisors were honored for their dedication and service amid the numerous challenges 2021 presented. The CCC Chapter was named a REACH chapter for their growth in membership, and will receive free graduation regalia through the Phi Theta Kappa REACH Rewards program.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, and Japan. Scholarships totaling more than $36 million are offered annually to Phi Theta Kappa students. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually. For more about the program contact Clinton Community College at 563-244-7001.

Clinton Community College students Fall 2021 Inductees into Phi Theta Kappa include:

Bellevue, IA

    Ryan Dunn

Bryant, IA

    Danica Eberhart

Calamus, IA

    Anne Tulley

Camanche, IA

    Ella Blinkinsop

    Alissa Vanstechelman

Charlotte, IA

    Dulcenea Clarke

    Alexis Vetter

Clinton, IA

    Chase Burken

    Caleb Gruhn

    Isaiah Jungen

    Gabriel Kofahl

    Ellie Rickertsen

De Witt, IA

    Logan Frett

Delmar, IA

    Tenley Cavanagh

Maquoketa, IA

    Jackie Miller

    Russell Voss

Sabula, IA

    Lacey Ritchie

   Aleigha Robinson

Waterloo, IA

    Glenn Dalbey

Clinton Community College students Spring 2022 Inductees into Phi Theta Kappa include:

Clinton, IA

    Briana Banker

    Heather Dash

    Kathryn French

    Matthew Hardigan

    Mitchell Metzger

   Gideon Mussmann

    Jeremy Schlueter

    Erin Soesbe

    Tyler Stivers

De Witt, IA

    Jessica Schnoor

Maquoketa, IA

    Luke Fields

    Larissa Fultner

    Emma Ihrig

    Briley Miller

Mechanicsville, IA

    Kyle Schveiger

Miles, IA

    Olivia Landon

Sabula, IA

    Blake Hansen

Lyndon, IL

    Heather Allison

Morrison, IL

    Alexandria Bullard

Prophetstown, IL

    Kayleen Church

Savanna, IL

    Alice Coats

Rochester, MN

    Daniel White