BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society chapters Nu Zeta at SCF Bradenton and Alpha Mu Upsilon at SCF Venice have inducted 134 new members.
Members must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and maintain a 3.25 GPA.
SCF President Carol Probstfeld was a keynote speaker at ceremonies held in Bradenton and Venice.
Nu Zeta at SCF Bradenton
Nu Zeta officers sworn in: Vida Biggins, president; Marshall Hilborn, vice president of leadership; Priscilla Sosa, vice president of fellowship; Evans Rimel, vice president of scholarship; Melinda Campbell, vice president of service; Nathan Krafve, communications officer; Alexis Gregor, historian; Michelle Teeter; public relations officer; Jourdan McKinnis, recording secretary; and Kyla Rousch, fundraising officer.
Ceremony participants at SCF Bradenton included Gary Russell, vice president of academic affairs; Donald Bowman, vice president of student affairs; Michael Mears, vice president of baccalaureate programs and SCF Bradenton provost; and Christopher Wardman, student life resource officer.
Special guests included language and literature faculty members Elizabeth Dowdy, Department Chairwoman Jane Duke, Luci Frith, Ardee Mathey, Isera Miller and Cynthia Ross; mathematics faculty members Arumugum Muhundan, Kim Ghiselin, Altay Ozgener, Anna Wasilewska and Rebecca Williams; natural sciences faculty members Matthew Keirle, Jeff Laborda, Department Chairwoman Jane Pfeilsticker, Margery Roberston and Eric Warrick, Barry Puett, social and behavioral sciences department chairman; and health professions faculty members Del Carr and Susan Donaldson.
Other special guests included Lynn Drees, associate vice president, student services; MariLynn Lewy, associate vice president of enrollment services; and Matthew Bowman, instructor and academic college adviser.
Janet Samuels, assistant professor, mathematics, is the adviser of the Nu Zeta chapter of PTK at SCF Bradenton.