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NMC Honor Society inducts 72 new members (October 9, 2020)

Northern Marianas College Beta Lambda Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa or PTK International Honor Society recently celebrated the induction of 72 new members into the Chapter, the second largest induction ceremony recorded in NMC’s history.

Family, friends, NMC Interim President Frankie Eliptico, Dean of Learning & Student Success Charlotte Cepeda, keynote speaker Lisa Lunde, PTK members, newly elected officers, and advisors joined in the first ever virtual induction ceremony to honor the new inductees this Fall 2020 semester.

The induction ceremony was led by the newly elected PTK officers President Jamerie Paras, Vice President Ninfalyn V. Rabago, Treasurer Charlie Bell M. Foster, Recording Secretary Angela F. Bernal, Membership Secretary Alyssa Jean S. Pantaleon, Public Relations Secretary Jolina Kazandra Marie P. Ada, and advisors, Kaelani Demapan, Alexis Cabrera, Geri Hofschneider, and William Hunter.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: (1) to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year and four-year college students; and (2) to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship. An international organization, Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence, leadership, and service in two-year colleges since 1918.

Phi Theta Kappa has grown to over 1,200 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, Peru, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

In order to qualify for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 college credits, be pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at NMC, and must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. There is an ongoing membership drive now through December 31, 2020 for eligible students.

The 72 newest Full members include students from the Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Natural Resource Management, Nursing, and Liberal Arts programs, namely: Anette Shianne Agulto, Walter Edwin Aldan, Arriane Maricar H. Antonio, Rita Lei Atalig, Mikah S. Bandoja, Aldwin Ray T. Batusin, Victoria Simone Bellas, Jan Emmanuel DLC Bobadilla, Mary Rose Brondo, Christine Joy Cabang, Consolacion Rose Cabrera, Allia Jam O. Calilap, Leila T. Catching, Nikki C. Cepeda, Ainah Lizave Chargualaf, Emirina Luisa F. Chong, Warphy D. Dela Rosa, Lizann Marie P. Deleon Guerrero, Crystal An F. Delos Reyes, Donna Mae L. Delos Reyes, Vincent Jose Fajardo, Dylan Thomas Fleming, Charlie Bell M. Foster, Dannafaye Alejandro Gatbonton, Michaela M. Gatdula, Zoe Li Gibson, Minhyeok Ha, Mona Monique Indalecio, Max L. Jang, Kathleen Loise G. Lacanilao, Duncan Aaron L. Laxa, Kierah Kisha I. Lee, Jameson Kui Lee, Lorenzy E. Leo, Riselle Iris Leong, Shanshan Li, Rumina S. Litulumar, Antonia Jeanette P. Lizama, Devin C. Macaranas, Tahani Cherise I. Mafnas, Tonnya Lynn S. Magofna, Donna X. Mallari, Lianne Jaye Del Rosario Manabat, Catherine Manalang, Victoria Ann P. Matsunaga, Kayziel Gayle M. Mojica, Michaela S. Mole, Janette B. Orosco, Rosalia A. Pangelinan, Janelle R. Pangilinan, Alyssa Jean S. Pantaleon, Sang Jin Park, Jenine Stephanie C. Perena, Victor Manuel Ramirez, Lesley Ann C. Rapiz, Alexis Jhicko Relatado, Laealdrie Jesslynne DLG Sablan, Aj Castanada Samonte, Carmen Corazon D. San Nicolas, Jaiden M. Santos, Julie P. Santos, Laurina Ann D. Sebaklim, Abbas Shakir, Maya S. Shimizu, Heejung “Chloe” Sin, Dennis Kim F. Tababa, Jobelle Y. Tabuena, Jenalyn Victoria B. Tinio, Nyamkhuu Tseveenjargal, Tianna Thalia B. Villagomez, Chloette C. Villazon, and Jing Zhao.

For additional information about the NMC Chapter, its memberships, or activities, contact Chapter President Jamerie Paras ([email protected]) or any one of the advisors: Kaelani Demapan ([email protected]), Alexis Cabrera ([email protected]), Geri Hofschneider ([email protected]), and William Hunter ([email protected]).



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