CCC students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa | Local News

CLINTON — Clinton Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a virtual induction ceremony Feb. 23.

Forty members have been inducted into the CCC Alpha Theta Beta Chapter. Students are welcome to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 grade point average and completed 12 credit hours.

Clinton Community College’s Fall 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees include:

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Ryan Dun


Danica Eberhart


Anne Tulley


Ella Blinkinsop

Alissa Vanstechelman


Dulcena Clarke

Alexis Vetter


Chase Burken

Caleb Gruhn

Isaiah Jungen

Gabriel Kofahl

Ellie Rickertsen


Logan Frett


Tenley Cavanagh


Jackie Miller

Russell Voss


Lacey Ritchie

Aleigha Robinson


Glenn Dalbey

Clinton Community College Spring 2022 Phi Theta Kappa inductees include:


Briana Banker

Heather Dash

catherine french

Matthew Hardigan

Michael Metzger

Gideon Mussmann

Jeremy Schlueter

Erin Soesbe

Tyler Stivers


Jessica Schnoor


Luc Fields

Larissa Fulner

Emma Ihrig

Briley Miller


Kyle Schveiger


Olivia Landon


Blake Hansen

Lyndon, Ill.

Heather Allison

Morrisson, Ill.

Alexandria Bullard

Prophetstown, Illinois

Kayleen Church

Savannah, Illinois

Alice Coats

Rochester, Minnesota

Daniel White

Phi Theta Kappa chapter president MacKenzie Jackley and former PTK member Jenny Green served as emcees. Clinton Community College President Brian Kelly welcomed participants and congratulated the students who had the opportunity to join Phi Theta Kappa.

CKC Dean of Instruction Amy Madsen-Smith and Dean of Students Michelle Allmendinger announced the new members. Guest speaker Chelsie Pope presented an uplifting program on the opportunities Phi Theta Kappa has brought to her life. Pope is working on a doctorate while continuing to be active as the regional alumni chair of Phi Theta Kappa Iowa.

The CCC Chapter recently received the Paragon Award for New Councilor Rob Schadt. Alpha Theta Beta Chapter advisors also include CCC instructors Gina Bielski and Shirley Turnis.

The Alpha Theta Beta Chapter received 5-Star Chapter status, was named a Distinguished Chapter, and received the Most Distinguished Theme in Action award.

During the year, the chapter carried out several projects, including collecting souvenirs from alumni, a small lending library, sending more than 1,000 holiday cards to military troops, distributing anti -stress to students and teachers during finals and maintenance of the pollinator garden.

Additionally, advisors from the Alpha Theta Beta Chapter were honored for their dedication and service amid the many challenges presented in 2021. The CCC Chapter was named a REACH Chapter for its membership growth and will receive free graduation through the Phi Theta Kappa REACH rewards program.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,200 chapters on two-year campuses and community colleges in all 50 states of the United States, Canada, South America. Germany and Japan. Scholarships totaling over $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 each year.

To learn more about the program, contact Clinton Community College at 244-7001.

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