LCCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa on March 6, 2016  

published Thursday, March 31, 2016

The following Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, during a March 6 ceremony in the college’s Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, on the college’s main campus.

Albrightsville:  Melissa Claros and Richard Krajewski.

Alburtis:  Emily Dugan and Gabrielle Rieser.

Allentown:  Gabriel Arevalo, Christine Cillo, Alfred Commerato, Mercedes Conway, Dawn Dengler, Lauren Flax, Andrea Griffin, Alexander Haro, Abigail Horning, Meghan Isaacs, Tranell Johnson-Suarez, Jenna Keet, Paul Leiby, Catherine Mancino, Jeff Mandrell, Leonard Martin, Matthew McKenna, Kayla Miller, Heidi Moninghoff, Maria Montalvo, Bao Nguyen, Rosemarie Rogers, Susan Schmidt, Ashley Steinmetz, Iulia Tibrea and Makayla Waterman.

Ashland:  Karen Wasilus.

Bangor:  Jill Bush.

Beaver Meadows:  Michael Hydock.

Bethlehem:  Trigun Bhattarai and Christopher Klotz.

Breinigsville:  Jennifer Mohr.

Catasauqua:  Tori Lawton and Levi Wolf.

Center Valley:  Elisabeth Burrington and Nikos Milios.

Coaldale:  Emily Comensky.

Coopersburg:  Steven Senatore.

Coplay:  Kara Grosso.

Emmaus:  Alison Kline-Wasser.

Fogelsville:  Allyson Carmona, Jaime Cleary, Alicia Durst, Nadia Latzgo and Elaine Turner.

Germansville:  Trisha Bankowski.

Jim Thorpe:  Dianara Bucior.

Lansford:  Jessica Murphy.

Lehighton:  Kodi Almeida, Keith Blackwell-Rodgers, Zoe David and Kristin Gower.

Macungie:  Christine Carlson, Kelsey Cicchetti, Joseph Kirchner and Kristin Rusiecki.

Nesquehoning:  Quito Weiser.

New Tripoli:  Angela Allred, Erin Crawford and Trisha Nagle.

Palmerton:  Taylor Anthony, Darrell Costenbader, Jason Martino and Katlyn Parsons.

Pine Grove:  Meagan Rittenbaugh.

Salford:  Cynthia Detweiler.

Schnecksville:  Kasey Bartolacci, Claudia Frantz and Madison Marshall.

Schuylkill Haven:  Caitlin Koch and Andrea Pineda.

Shenandoah:  Alison Dagilus.

Tamaqua:  Joshua Ambrose-Manness, Gabrielle Freed, Brianna Heck, Rachel Keich, Beth Kistler and Victoria Krouse.

Topton:  Paula Fegely.

Tuscarora:  Danielle DeCindio.

West Hazleton:  Evonne Cusatis.

Whitehall:  Francesco Alatrista-Lerzundi, Amber Gensey, Carmen Peralta Martinez, Jordan Platton and Elijah Sommer.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the only nationally-acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges, which offers associate degree programs.  Membership into Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only.  To be considered, a student must be enrolled in an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework, have established a minimum grade point average of 3.5, have established a record of academic excellence as judged by the faculty, and be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

Gene Eden, director of Student Life; Virginia Mihalik, faculty counselor – transfer; and Mary Black, assistant professor/academic advisor, are the chapter advisors.