SCCC’s PTK inductees honored at ceremony

Article Posted -- November 30, 2017

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) inducted an amazing group of 73 outstanding students who have shown academic excellence into the most prestigious honor society for community colleges in the United States. A special ceremony was held at the College on November 17 to mark this recognition.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges and boasts members throughout the country. Membership is based upon academic achievement. Among the criteria for induction, students must be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program and have a GPA of 3.5 or better. As a member of this organization, these students are eligible to apply for Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships offered by over 600 four-year colleges and universities located throughout the United States.

SCCC student Connor Fitzsimmons, PTK president, led the processional and the Pledge of Allegiance while Dr. Jon Connolly, SCCC president, welcomed the students and their families to the reception. Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Batty, chief academic officer and vice president of academic affairs, presented the newly inducted honorees with certificates.

The following individuals were inducted into PTK at the ceremony: 

  • Amber Apfelbaum
  • Kirsten Biemer
  • Allison Bookspan
  • Christopher Borowic
  • Daphne Boyd-Bermingham
  • Kara Campbell
  • Nico Cannone
  • Candace Chapman
  • Emily Chayka
  • Alexis Cohan
  • Rebecca Cristillo
  • Steven Curran
  • Bernard Cutler
  • Victoria Decepoli
  • Jacqueline Delaura
  • Kristen Demarest
  • Gavin DeYoung
  • Amber Drake
  • Kelly Eckert
  • Amanda Fantasia
  • Celina Faschan
  • James Ferguson
  • Michael Franzone
  • Sydney Fucito
  • Alyse Galvin
  • Jodi Gangwer
  • Cedric Gaston
  • Eleanor Hartranft
  • Olivia Hayenhjelm
  • Travis Henderson
  • Diana Jordan
  • Thomas Lanzilotti
  • Noelle Little
  • Nicole Manning
  • Noel McCabe
  • Caitlin McDonald
  • Haley McGeehan
  • Tara McGovern
  • Keeley McGregor
  • Samantha Merrill
  • Paige Miller
  • Monica Moore
  • Faith Morreale
  • Ashley Antoinette Murch
  • Christine O’Brien
  • Shane O’Neill
  • Kathy Parent
  • Alejandro Patino
  • Nicolas Perez
  • Elizabeth Peterson
  • Sarah Pope
  • Samantha Rapp
  • Danielle Ray
  • Sal Rinaldo
  • Raymond Roggero
  • Alex Romanelli
  • Kyle Sisco
  • Elena Sorce
  • Haley Sparta
  • Jilyssa Stevens
  • Alexis Stires
  • Christopher Stundon
  • Nicole Swistack
  • Hailey Szabo
  • Matthew Traverse
  • Mario Umanzor
  • Darius Valentine
  • Elizabeth Verge
  • Christopher Wayne
  • Rayona Webster
  • Chris Wilson
  • Catherine Young-Martinez
  • Helen Zamora-Bustos

SCCC provides an array of higher educational opportunities. For more about SCCC visit sussex.edu.

Picture: Sussex County Community College Phi Theta Kappa inductees gather in the Performing Arts Center after the ceremony.