WKCTC recognizes its 2022-23 honors recipients
PADUCAH — More than 75 West Kentucky Community and Technical College students received honors for outstanding achievement in 2022-23.
Many attended the honors ceremony in the college’s Clemens Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, May 2. Students were selected for honors by WKCTC faculty and staff within four academic divisions in more than 30 categories, plus the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The 2022-23 Honors Ceremony is available on WKCTC’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
This year’s recipients included:
Massac County — Logan Armstrong, Excellence in Visual Art; Claire Bremer, Phi Theta Kappa; Alexander Heine, Phi Theta Kappa; Maci Miller, High Academic Achievement in Dental Assisting; and Addy Waldrop, Spirit of Physical Therapy Award.
Phi Kappa Phi honor society inducts new members
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Aaron Melcher, of Metropolis, a student at Murray State University is among those recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
He is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”
Area high school seniors also graduating from SCC
ULLIN — Approximately 200 students will graduate from Shawnee Community College on Friday, May 12. Among that number, 23 high school students will receive accolades from the college before they walk across the stage and receive a diploma from their high school.
It’s all part of SCC’s Early College and Dual Credit program. Twenty-two students from Meridian, Vienna, Goreville, Joppa and Massac County high schools and one homeschooled student will receive an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from SCC before they graduate high school. In some cases, students will receive both degrees.
“We plan to continue to grow our Early College and Dual Credit to help accommodate students and school district needs. We are so proud of these students for their hard work and dedication,” said Teale Betts, SCC coordinator of High School Partnerships and Pathways
The commencement ceremony at SCC’s main campus in Ullin will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. High schoolers receiving their associate’s degrees include Libbie Lumbley of Joppa High School and Olivia Larrison of Massac County High School.
Laszlo recognized during Mount Union honors convocation
ALLIANCE, Ohio — University of Mount Union students were acknowledged at the institution’s annual Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation.
Chloe Laszlo, of Metropolis, was awarded The George and Shirley Weimer Prize in Japanese at the 2023 Mount Union Honors Convocation. This prize is awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of Japanese language, literature and culture.
Each year, the convocation honors graduating seniors and underclass students who have excelled academically, displayed excellent leadership skills and shown dedication to the university and community through outstanding community service initiatives.
The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846 in Alliance, Ohio, is a four-year, private institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students.
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