JCJC inducts 175 Students into PTK international honor society

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 09:10:33

ELLISVILLE – One-hundred-seventy five Jones County Junior College students were recently inducted into the international honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa. These students are enrolled in 15 credit hours of classes and have maintained a 3.5 GPA and will have to continue to meet academic standards to remain a member in good standing. 
Education major, Ariel Young of Laurel said, “Being a part of PTK was a goal for me because it rewards students for being studious and gives students opportunities to serve the community through volunteer projects like Habitat for Humanity, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. This organization helps keep your priorities in line and encourages achievement instead of mediocrity.”
Keynote speaker Wayne Folkes shared facts like 135,000 students will be inducted into PTK like these JCJC students, out of 5.8 million Community/Junior college students enrolled, which is only 2.3 percent of the student population. He congratulated them for their academic success and encouraged them to live out the PTK theme for this year, “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration.”
“My challenge to you is to Explore, Dream and Discover,” said Folkes. “I hope my challenge helps you to seek the frontiers in front of you and embrace the Spirit of Exploration for your future. Be the leaders you were born to be.”
PTK Spring Inductees 2014
Name  Hometown    Major

Morgan Adam, Kiln-Education
Kayla Allen, Columbia-Computer Science
Sara Anger, Hattiesburg-Liberal Arts
Brandon Atwood, Seminary-Computer Science
Nathan Ashley, Magee-Business
Katelyne Ball, Columbia-Psychology
Rahkela Barfield, Watertown-Accounting
Shannon Baughman, Laurel-Information Technology
Hope Beard, Heidelberg-Marketing
Trenton Black, Ellisville-Pre-Medicine
Kylie Bohannon, Hattiesburg-Pharmacy
Tawanna Booth, Mt. Olive-Sociology
Jansen Bounds, Hattiesburg-Biological Sciences
Nikita Brewer, Richton-Sociology
Chandler Brinson, Prentiss-Biological Sciences
Andrea Brown, Sumrall-Chemistry/Biology
Gabriel Brown, Olive Branch-Engineering
Evan Buckley, Laurel-Pre-Medicine
Vincent Buffington, Morton-Mechanical Engineering
Kenni Burkett,Petal-Nursing
Bridgett Byrd, Laurel-Education
Annie Caulfield, Hattiesburg-Pre-Medicine
Jennifer Chaffin, Woodville-Medical Technology
William Clark, Laurel-General Studies
Johnathan Cooley, Laurel-Political Science
Joseph Cooley III, Laurel-English
Vesta   Craft, Laurel-General Studies
Ronald Crawford, Hattiesburg-Veterinary Medicine
Adreana Crosby, Collins-Nursing
Kailey Cuevas, Long Beach-Education
Marisa Daniel, Mount Olive-Nursing
Abigail Dean, Laurel-Nursing
Joseph Denmark, Neely-Health Professions
Soulemayne Diakite, Baker, LA-Education
Briahna Dickerson, Gautier-Biological Sciences
Lauryn Easley, Laurel-Pharmacy
Kaleb Easterling, Collins-Nursing
Bethany Eubanks, Mize-Nursing
Desirae Fairley, Hattiesburg-Business
Nathan Farrell, Ellisville-General Studies
William Folkes, Hattiesburg-History
Kaitlyn Freeman, Clara-Nursing
Logan Gerlach, Ellisville-Criminal Justice
Erica Giadrosich, Richton-Health Profession
Callen Gibson, Laurel-Dental Health
Ashley Gilkey, Columbus-Nursing
Tyler Gill, Biloxi-Mechanical Engineering
Marianne Glaze, Ellisville-Education
Jordan Graves, Pelahatchie-Education
Shelby Gray, Lumberton-Liberal Arts
Kelsey Guy, State Line-Education
Lauren Halase, Jayess-Nursing
Chandler Hardin, Raleigh-Nursing
Tyler Harless, Byram-Pre-Medicine
Mashayla Harper, Taylorsville-Education
Brice Harrell, Forest-Nursing
Alicia Harris, Sandy Hook-Pre-Physical Therapy
Brandon Harvell, Eight Mile, AL-Music/Theatre/Dance
Amberly Hennig, Long Beach-Communication Disorders
Jenna Henry, Hattiesburg-Nursing
Kelly Henry, Heidelberg-Nursing
Elizabeth Hensarling, Patterson-Music/Theatre/Dance
Emily Hill, Columbia-General Studies
Harley Hilton, Magee-Nursing
Lauren Hosey, Richland-Health Professions
Anna Houston, Laurel-Political Science
Audrianna Huff, Morton-Veterinary Medicine
Hailey Ishee, Moselle-Journalism
Haven Ishee, Soso-Education
Jana Ishee, Ellisville-English
Ronald Jefcoat , Ellisville-Mechanical Engineering
William Jefcoat, Ellisville-Mechanical Engineering
Kaitlin Johnson, Laurel-Nursing
Franklin Jolly, Clinton-History
Hunter Jones, Richton -Psychology
Madison Jones, Braxton-Chemistry
Kensey Jordan, Buckatunna-Business
Rebecca Kahler, Hattiesburg-General Studies
Taylor Karr, Batesville-Education
Lance Kirby, Sumrall-Nursing
Katlin Lack, Mt. Olive-Pharmacy
Nathan Lambeth, Bay St. Louis-General Studies
Samantha Lassiter, Richton-Accounting
Christen Leggett, Sandersville-Economics
Josiah Lim, Shreveport, LA-Mathematics
Amber Little, Collins-Health Professions
Erin Little, Collins-Health Professions
Jalyn Lockhart, Collins-Education
Katie Lohman, Sumrall-Biological Sciences
Taylor Long, Purvis-Nursing
Lauren Lott, Hattiesburg-Education
Jasmeen Luckey, Laurel-Mechanical Engineering
Amy Lyon, Laurel-General Studies
Kendra May, Bay St. Louis-General Studies
Ryan May, Magee-Nursing
Mary McCoy, Leakesville-Culinary Arts
William McFarland, Laurel-Biological Sciences
Summer Meadows, Richton-Pre-Medicine
Morgan Meeks, Purvis-Veterinary Medicine
Haley Middleton, Raleigh-Business
Dustin Miley, Lumberton-General Studies
Meagan Miley, Sumrall-Nursing
Bailey Miller, Pelahatchie- Social Sciences
Emily Miller, Laurel-Health Professions
Lindsay Miller, Laurel-Marketing/Public Relations
Arda'Sha Moody, Collins-Psychology
Jessica Moore, Louin-Journalism
Kaelin Moore, Leakesville-Education
Haley   Morgan, Carrollton-Health Professions
William Morgan, Madison- Pre-Medicine
Memory Morris, Quitman-General Studies
Kellie   Nelson, Moselle-Nursing
Tara Nicholas, Seminary-Nursing
Deana Nichols, Ovett-Accounting
Aubrey Nickey, Heidelberg-General Studies
Kimberly Nilsson, Covington, LA-Nursing
Amber Odom, Richton-Nursing
Cheyenne Palmer, Hattiesburg-English
Kadie Parker, Laurel-General Studies
Priya Patel, Ellisville-Biological Sciences
Harley Perdue, Laurel-Art
Alexandra Phillips, Collins-Business
Ashley Pickering, Moselle-Medical Technology
Preston Pitfield, Purvis-Biological Sciences
Kelsey Quarles, Soso-Radiology
Anna Ready, West Point-General Studies
Kennedy Sanders, Sandersville-Education
Lauren Sanders, Morton-Mathematics
Eryn Sanderson, Laurel-Radiology
Anna Sanford, Seminary-Education
Chelsea Sanford, Petal-General Studies
Rachel Savage, Brandon-Nursing
Savannah Scafide, Long Beach-Speech Pathology
Gabrielle Scott, Gautier-Psychology
Jeremiah Scott, Laurel-Computer Science
Katelyn Seeley, Beaumont-General Studies
Allie Sehon, Clara-Nursing
Matthew Sherman, Laurel-History
Annie Shirley, Heidelberg-Legal Services
Brenda Shoemake, Petal-Psychology
Ryan Shoemake, Laurel-Physics
Jordan Simmons, Laurel-Education
Rimen Singh, Meridian-Pre-Law
K'La Skipper, Laurel-Psychology
Shelby Slade, Hattiesburg-Liberal Arts
Reese   Sloan, Wiggins-General Studies
Brittney Smith, Laurel-Education
Jacqulyn Smith, Richton-Culinary Arts
James   Smith, Leakesville-Nursing
Robert Smith, Petal-Art
Akeiba Spencer, Shubuta-Business
Hunter Stephens, Monticello-Mechanical Engineering
Damascus Sterling, Pinola-Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Stoeger, Biloxi-Computer Engineering
Devin Stoeger, Biloxi-Electrical Engineering
Bailey Stokes, Madison-Education
Shelbie Suber, Ellisville-General Studies
Jessica Sullivan, Ellisville-Accounting
Kaitlyn Sullivan, Mize-Liberal Arts
Sawyer Taylor, Laurel-Agricultural Sciences
Brandy Thompson, Taylorsville-Psychology
Lakin Thornton, Raleigh-Nursing
Perry Turner, Leakesville-Pre-Medicine
Joshua Vowell, Taylorsville-Agricultural Sciences
Bridgette Wagner, Biloxi-Chemical Engineering
Madalyn Walters, Ovett-Social Sciences
Haley Wansley, Ellisville-Social Sciences
Savanna Whatley, Pachuta-Nursing
Breanna Williams, Laurel-Education
Lauren Williams, Laurel-Occupational Therapy
Trinity Williams, Wiggins-Education
Deidre Young, Moss Point-Chemistry
Ariel Young, Laurel-Education
Olivia Young, Morton-Biological Sciences


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