CCC Phi Theta Kappa Induction and All Iowa Academic Team Honor

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3/29/18

Clinton Community College hosted the Induction Ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Sixty members were inducted into the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter at CCC.  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 members Cassandra Abernathy and Ashlyn Shores served as co-emcees for the Induction Ceremony.  Mary Walker of Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center presented the keynote presentation, addressing the mental health of people and ways to combat stresses that enter life. The CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter is a 5-star chapter signifying a high level of involvement by students.  This includes an on-campus project. During the year, the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter has completed several projects including a new little lending library, sending more than 1,000 holiday cards to our military troops, and handing out stress relief bags to students and faculty during finals, upkeep with the pollinator garden, and pizza & bake sales.  Retiring CCC Instructor and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Jane Marlowe was recognized with the Regional Advisor Award in 2017 for her outstanding work with the Alpha Theta Beta chapter. 

Clinton Community College students Aaron Betts of DeWitt, IA, Clair Blinkinsop of Camanche, IA, Nicole Powell of Donahue, IA, and Brooke Smith of Fulton, IL were recognized as All-Iowa Academic Team Members at the annual Iowa banquet. The students were nominated by CCC faculty and were recognized for their leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the community. 

Lisa Miller,  Nicole Powell, Aaron Betts, and Brooke SmithCCC Dean of Students Lisa Miller was awarded the Distinguished College Administrator Award by Phi Theta Kappa International, an award recognizing a college administrator who has given outstanding efforts to promote the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. Throughout her career of 32 years in higher education, Lisa Miller has focused on support for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society through:

  • Participation in Phi Theta Kappa Inductions,
  • Support of the Phi Theta Kappa projects such as the pollinator garden, the little lending library, cards and supplies to the troops, and fundraisers, and
  • Support of efforts for Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Theta Beta Chapter to achieve 5-star status.


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.

Clinton Community College students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa include:

Group of 2018 PTK Inductees, list of all new inductees found below in the article

Andover, IA

     Marissa Bormann

Bellevue, IA

     Brandy Till

     Michael Toops

Bryant, IA

     Cassidy Turkle

Camanche, IA

     Holly Barker

     Cameron Drury

     Matthew French

     Hampton Grim

     Ruby Jasa

     Dev Patel

Clinton, IA

     Jarim Amely

     Becky Birely

     Kayla Bussie

     Taylor Cavanaugh

     Rae Deney

     Alexanderia Dodd

     Colin Evers

     Melissa Klinkhammer

     Sydney Larkey

     Brayden Malone

     Ashley Muhly

     Eliza Mussmann

     Maria Nichols

     Katherine Pollpeter

     Quinn Rauchenecker

     Zachary Schwartz

     Morgan Stoecker

     Chase Zuidema

DeWitt, IA

     Alexandria Aguirre

     Maria Anderson

     Brianna Jorge

     Tyler Lawrence

     Rachel Zimmer

Dubuque, IA

     Anna Sutton

Grand Mound, IA

     Anna Kohl

Maquoketa, IA

     Visar Ajroja

     Maxwell Becker

     Addie Craig

     Adalyn Dostal

     Sydney Pauls

     Nathan Steines

     Kacie Varner

Maysville, IA

     Ashley Serra

Miles, IA

     Alecca Gray

     Zoey Jenkins

     Jack Mix

     Garrett Stoll

Preston, IA

     Kiley Petersen

Sabula, IA

     Elizabeth Conroy

Walcott, IA

     Bailey Turner

Zwingle, IA

     Rachel Bormann

Albany, IL

     Amber Maze

     Tina Naftzger

Fulton, IL

     Michael Bloomquist

     Sean Ford

     MiKayla Medendorp

     Sebastien Mure-Ravaud

     Emily Santana

     Jacob Vanzuiden

Savanna, IL

     Michelle Green

For more information, contact CCC Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Jane Marlowe, Shirley Turnis and Gina Bielski at 563-244-7001.