Honor Society Chapter Inducts MCCC Top Students

BLUE BELL PA – Students from Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Boyertown, Barto, Royersford, Spring City, Collegeville, Harleysville, Skippack, Schwenksville and Pennsburg were among 95 individuals inducted into the Alpha Kappa Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kapa international honor society, Montgomery County Community College announced Friday (Dec. 10, 2021).

Named during a video presentation as the society’s newest local members for the college’s fall 2021 session were:

Gabe Claypoole, Bailey Funkhouser, Emily Lessie, and Payton Ridenour, all of Pottstown;
Oluwatosin Bankole, Mason Fichtner, Abigail Pietrak, and Heather Reitnauer, all of Gilbertsville;
Meghan Burns, Victoria Valerio Lopez, and Carolyn Wombough, all of Skippack;
Tony Jalcs and Lauren Meter, both of Collegeville; and
Joebanna Martineau of Royersford, Tania Watson of Spring City, Zachary Raugh of Boyertown, Jennifer Walker of Barto, Ann Pecoraro of Harleysville, Elaina Grando of Schwenksville, and Briana Miller of Pennsburg.

Eligibility for the honor society requires that students earn a minimum of 12 credits, maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and be of good moral character.

The honor society for two-year colleges was founded in 1918, and includes more than 700 regular and alumni chapters nationwide. MCCC’s two chapters, Alpha Kappa Zeta at its Blue Bell campus and Beta Tau Lambda at its Pottstown campus, both have earned the society’s highest rankings.

Advisers for the Blue Bell chapter are Dr. Catherine Parzynski, history assistant professor, and Dr. Cathy Hoult Shewring, history professor. Advising the Pottstown chapter are Douglas Powell, history assistant professor, and Meredith Frank, communications studies instructor.

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