Eastern recognizes 20 students for induction into academic honor society


WILBURTON, OK (Nov. 20, 2020) – Eastern Oklahoma State College has recognized 20 academically high-achieving students to be inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no ceremony will be held this fall, but every effort will be made to host an induction ceremony for the students during the spring semester. 

The society was founded in 1918 and is recognized as the official honor society of associate-level institutions and programs. According to their website, Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: recognizing and encouraging academic achievement and providing opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership service and fellowship programming.

Eastern’s Theta Pi chapter upholds this mission by sponsoring a number of events and initiatives to serve their campus and community. These efforts include an annual Toys for Tots campaign and voter-registration drive.

“We are proud to welcome these new members and honor their success,” said Brenda Strange, chapter advisor and dean of the business division. “These students have proven themselves to be competent young adults who embody the values of our college and organization.”

Membership is granted by invitation once certain academic qualifications are met. To qualify, students must have completed 12 to 29 hours of coursework towards an associate degree with a cumulative 3.75 grade point average or more than 30 credit hours with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.

Induction into Phi Theta Kappa empowers these students with a competitive edge. In addition to becoming eligible for over $37 million in scholarship opportunities, they become part of a network of nearly 3 million fellow scholars. Members also enjoy special benefits and discount offers from the organization’s corporate partners such as GEICO and Bank of America.

Members graduating from Eastern are recognized during commencement ceremonies and have their membership noted on their college transcript.
Those inducted this fall include: Maggie Armstrong, McAlester, Okla.; Curren Bailey, Moore, Okla.; Elizabeth Brewer, Stuart, Okla.; Ashley Brown, Stuart, Okla.; Kason Cathey, Jones, Okla.; Kallie Clifton, Soper, Okla.; Madelyn Compton, Norman, Okla.; Michele Evans, Wilburton, Okla.; Seth Gray, Drummond, Okla.; Wyatt Gray, Drummond, Okla.; Tiffani Henry, Kingston, Okla.; Cade Lott, McAlester, Okla.; Jennifer Montana, Wilburton, Okla.; Alyssa Pemberton, Krebs, Okla.; Riley Spears, Quinton, Okla.; Shaina Spears, Wilburton, Okla.; Tanner Stevens, Yukon, Okla.; Keeli Tsosie, Wright City, Okla.; Madison Wall, Talihina, Okla.; and Jonanne Walters, Broken Bow, Okla.

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