JCJC inducts 139 students into PTK international honor society

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-05-15 15:58:29

ELLISVILLE – One-hundred-and-thirty-nine Jones County Junior College students were recently inducted into the international honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa. These students were enrolled in 15 credit hours of classes each semester, have maintained a 3.5 GPA, and will have to continue to meet academic standards to remain a member in good standing.  Being a member of PTK also provides scholarship opportunities for senior college and opportunities for campus and community service. 
Before being inducted in the prestigious organization, keynote speaker and Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jason Dedwylder praised family and friends for supporting the academic endeavors of these students which allows them endless opportunities.  He also shared three guiding principles for success-know yourself, know your talents and know your faith.
“Someday, people will summarize our lives into a single sentence. What will they say about you?” Dedwylder asked the PTK initiates, referencing to John Maxwell’s book, “Law of Legacy.”  He continued, referencing the Bible verse, II Timothy, Chapter 4, verse 7, and the writings of the Apostle Paul.
“Honorees, each of you have fought long and hard to be at this point in your educational path.  You have finished your work and you have without a doubt overcome many obstacles, and you have kept the faith.  As we leave, I encourage each of you to continue to work hard, finish what you start, and keep the faith!”
2017 PTK Inductees Name    Hometown                                        

Jhonna Abuyabor, Ellisville
Cynthia Anders, Tylertown
Kenneth Anderson, Leakesville
Carlie Ard, Monticello
Bailey Austin, Brooklyn
Sydney Baker, Laurel
Brelynne Baldwin, Raleigh
Jack Batte, Forest
Brianda Blackwell, Louin
Rhonda Blakeney, Taylorsville
Logan Boutwell, Petal
Mason Boutwell, Petal
Bradley Boykin, Perkinston
Ashlynn Breland, Ellisville
Amber Brewer, Waynesboro
Haleigh Brock, Sumrall
Sarah Brock, Summit
James Browning, Shubuta
Caleb Brownlee, Moselle
Karoline Butler, Laurel
Brandi Burge, Hattiesburg
Madison Burge, Saucier
Hannah Burks, Hattiesburg
Brittany Burnham, Laurel
Hannah Bynum, Mendenhall
Charity Byrd, Richton
Anna Cascio, Seminary
Carmin Childs, Sumrall
Madison Cochran, Richton
James Coleman, Laurel
Madelyn Cooley, Laurel
Payton Culpepper, Petal
Nicholas Davis, Sumrall
Samantha Davis, Heidelberg
Lanee Dickerson, Braxton
Ashton Dodd, Ellisville
Bryce Ducksworth, Bay Springs
Justin Dyess, Laurel
Karrigan Eidt, Hattiesburg
Meagan Fairley, McLain
Whitney Fowler, Laurel
Cheyenne Fraun, Moselle
Freeman, Laken Clara
James Garner,  Mize
Kathryn Gilbert, Bay Springs
Macy Gordon, Brandon
Jana Graham, Stringer
Precious Graham, Seminary
Jaquez Green,  Moss Point
Hudson Harris, Laurel
Katelyn Harrison, Mize
John Hawkins,            Cleveland
Alexus Hickson, Taylorsville
Haley Hinton, Richton
Katelyn Hinton, Laurel
Brayden Hodge, Laurel
Paxton Holder, Moselle
Bryce Holland, Laurel
Reagan Hood, Laurel
Victoria Hosey, Collins
Sam Houston, Laurel
Jordan Husband, Richton
Jessica Ingram, Mount Olive
Katherine Jarrell, Petal
Alyssa Jensen, Hattiesburg
Ansley Johnson, Raleigh
Gabrielle Jones, Laurel
James Jones, Sumrall
Donnias Jordan, Sumrall
Abby Kimbrough, Collins
King Kimberly, Mize
Cynthia Lawrence, Magee
Loc Le, Bay Springs
Stephen Lewis, Petal
Tony Lewis, Sumrall
Ashley Long, Moselle
Samantha Manning, Taylorsville
Elvia Marin, Laurel
Hannah Marshall, Braxton
Kristen Martin, Ellisville
Madison McAlpin, Ellisville
Wesley McCool, Magee
Madison McDonald, Laurel
Katelynn McGowen, Moselle
Catherine McIntyre, Raleigh
Isabelle McLaurin, Sandersville
Mikala McLaurin, Heidelberg
Maggie Merrell, New Hebron
Kaylee Miller, Ellisville
Jordan Mills, Waynesboro
Shannon Murrell, Ellisville
Allyson Myrick, Laurel
Joshua Newcomb, Soso
Shiann Nichols, Vancleave
Abigail Odom,            Bay Springs
Madison Ordoyne, Waynesboro
Marla Parker, Laurel
Johnathan Pepper, Ocean Springs
Marly Perkins, Seminary
Taylor Pippin,  Laurel
Makayla Puckett, Florence
Katelyn Regan, Laurel
Emily   Revette, Waynesboro
Ashton Roberts, Mount Olive
Austin Roberts, Petal
Benjamin Robertson,  Ellisville
Lizbeth Sanchez, Moselle
Brandon Shelby, Laurel
Dakota Shoemaker, Waynesboro
Jarrod Shuck, Sumrall
Taylor Simpson, Hattiesburg
Haley Sledge, Petal
Haylee Smith, Louin
Keandrea Smith, Ellisville
Elliot Stockett,            Vicksburg
Aaron Stringer, Columbia
Abrey Strong, Diamondhead
Matthew Sullivan, Raleigh
Sadiko Sullivan, Morton
Anthony Tanksley, Monticello
Henry Taylor,Wiggins
Kiernan Taylor, Hattiesburg
Summer Taylor, Ellisville
Eric Thrasher, Sumrall
Tyler Ulmer, Bay Springs
Manuel Vega,  Richton
Callie Venable, Clinton, LA
Jacob Vick, Moss Point
Carla Walley, Richton
Walters, James Laurel
Sidnee Watkins, Laurel
Sarah Watson, Laurel
Ember  West, Sumrall
Madison White, Taylorsville
Jonathan Wiggins, Wiggins
Nancy  Williams, Toomsuba
Victoria Williford, Sumrall
October Wolfe, Waynesboro
Jena Yeager, Laurel
139 students


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