New PTK members light up their future

Shelbi Crews / THE FLARE || Inductees make a pledge as they hold candles during the Phi Theta Kappa ceremony Oct. 9 in the Devall Student Center.

Staff Writer

Thirty-five students have joined KC’s Gamma Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society for two-year colleges.

To be eligible for membership in the PTK chapter, students must have at least 12 hours,  excluding developmental courses, and no less than a 3.5 GPA. To uphold membership, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA.

PTK is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Members are eligible for scholarships, transfer support and letters of recommendation as well as lifetime networking opportunities.

New PTK members are listed as follows with hometown:


  • Denise Barnes, Henderson
  • Kristin Bayne, Longview
  • Shannon Bebel, Kingwood
  • Amanda Blair, Gladewater
  • Callie Blakeley, Longview
  • Rebekah Bobo, Longview
  • Randi Branson, Hallsville
  • Giselle Cardenas, Longview
  • Marcheal Cleaver, Kilgore
  • Kelli Creed, Gilmer
  • Dee Deaver, Longview
  • Terran Dixon, Longview
  • Tara Dloniak, Longview
  • Angel Fields, Longview
  • Aston Ford, Kilgore
  • Guadalupe Garcia, Marshall
  • Jessica Goodwin, Longview
  • Jeremy Haynes, Henderson
  • Karissa Hicks, Gilmer
  • Kody Hughes, Gladewater
  • Sungyeol Kim, Kilgore
  • Amanda Lefever, Longview
  • Stefanie Matthews, Overton
  • Chelsea Miears, Gilmer
  • Alisha Nix, Gladewater
  • Krystle Paris, Longview
  • Lauren Patterson, Linden
  • Lesly Powell, Corpus Christi
  • Heather Prince, Longview
  • Whitney Robertson, Garland
  • Elizabeth 
  • Smith-Field, Avinger
  • Skylar Sutton, White Oak
  • Genaro Tovar-Murillo, Henderson
  • Kimberly Wallace, Gladewater
  • Hailey Watson, Longview

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