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Fifteen Students are Newest Members of Phi Theta Kappa

Thursday, December 03, 2009


President Jablonski addresses PTK Inductees

Plattsburgh, New York …The newest members of Clinton Community College's Alpha Pi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, were inducted at a ceremony held Friday evening, November 20th, in the theatre of the Stafford Center for Arts, Science and Technology. Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa must have achieved a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average after completing at least twelve credits at CCC.

Larry Pickreign II, 2009 president of the Alpha Pi Tau Chapter, opened the evening’s program with welcoming remarks. CCC President, John Jablonski, greeted the inductees. The guest speaker for the evening was David Hall, a retired educator. Steven Frederick, associate vice president for institutional advancement and Alpha Pi Tau advisor, gave closing remarks.

Tina Recore, chapter treasurer, announced the Alpha Pi Tau Chapter was inducting Catherine Figlioli as an Honorary Member in recognition of her years of service as a faculty advisor to the group.

The following students were inducted into the Alpha Pi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-year College for fall 2009

Honorary Member:
Catherine Figlioli

New members: Jonathon S. Ballantine

Rebecca E. Brown

Daisy Chavez

Rosa Leeann Ganiszewski

Jocelyn M. Jabault

Brian Michael LaFountain

Jonathan Lewis Liberty

Sheila M. Lord

Sasha Rae Marsh

Kristy Lee Martin

Pamela Ann Martin

Samantha Ann Martin

Shaun M. McKean

Janice Baroody Padula

Shena Lee Raymo

Alpha Pi Tau Officers:
Larry Pickreign II, president, Kathleen Dumont, vice president, Jacob Ballard, secretary, Tina Recore, treasurer, Barbara Golden, communications chair, Roswell Fassett III, membership chair, Sarah Tipler, social service chair

The local Alpha Pi Tau chapter of PTK provides opportunities for student leadership and participation in campus and community service projects. Club advisors are Maggie Courson, associate professor math and science, Christopher Drennan, associate professor history and government, and Steven Frederick, associate vice president for institutional advancement.

Clinton Community College’s chapter of PTK is currently participating in Project Graduation, a Phi Theta Kappa civic engagement program that encourages community college students to donate canned goods and books to local relief agencies and literacy organizations. This semester, Alpha Pi Tau will assist in the battle against hunger and illiteracy by supporting two valuable resources within our own community.

Through December 11, the group will be collecting new or gently used children’s books and non-perishable food items. The books will be donated to the Journey into Reading program, which provides story readings and free books to area children. The food items will be donated to the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO).

A reception catered by the CCC Math Club followed the ceremony. Flowers were provided by Country Expressions.