The Alpha Lambda Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Shawnee Community College recently held its annual spring induction. Chapter members are (from left, seated) Caroline Hansen, Lori Smith, chapter secretary Alejandra Lopez, Kaitlyn May; (standing) chapter advisor Craig Bradley, Jaiden Sanders, Caleb Gentry, Aaron Melcher, Blake Ryan, Allison Wilburn, chapter president Sharon Brashear, chapter vice president Lauren Porter, Gracen Kern; and (on the screen joining through Zoom) Lucas McLaughlin.

ULLIN — The Alpha Lambda Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Shawnee Community College held its spring induction ceremony on March 24.

New members must have a 3.5 GPA or better in 12 credit hours to be invited. Membership is open this semester until May 15.

PTK was established in 1918 to honor these students and their academic achievements and is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society serving the two-year college in the world. PTK recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills. PTK members have access to leadership materials, soft skills training and scholarship opportunities tailored explicitly to PTK members.

Chapter officers are: president Sharon Brashear of Jonesboro, vice president Lauren Porter of Metropolis and secretary Alejandra Lopez of Cobden. Members are: Kaitlyn May and Aaron Melcher of Metropolis; Jaiden Sanders of Vienna; Gracen Kern of Dongola; Blake Ryan of Ullin; Caleb Gentry of Olmsted; Allison Wilburn of Pulaski; Lucas McLaughlin of of Tamms; Lori Smith of Cairo; and Caroline Hansen of Anna. The chapter advisor is Craig Bradley.

For more information about PTK, contact Bradley at 618-634-3345 or

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