Excelling academically, 79 students were recognized at the fall induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at College of the Mainland.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international community college honor society, must meet its academic standards including completing 12 credit hours and earning a 3.5 GPA.

Inductees present at the ceremony were Jennifer Ausmus, Leon Barrett, Edrick (Shon) Bates, Gabrielle Black, Hannah Blackwell, Shelby Boyd, Adrian Caraves, Colin Carter, Shefali Chopra, Sydnie Cooper, Isabella Delgado, Camryn Dooley, Austin Douglas, Kayla Emig, Leticia Garcia, Veronica Garcia, Lisa Goodman, Cassandra Lafferty, Madison Lowry, Aireal Mauriello, Jasmine McDuffie, Sheldon Nebout, Leigh Park, Susana Portilla, Mariah Ruiz, Madeline Sayers, Shanee’ Scriber, Chris Smallwood, Bevan Warren, Desiree Washington, Elijah Wimberly and Erin Workman. 

Also inducted were Robert Archer, Mariangeli Barriera, Justin Butler, Dartanya Carpenter, Jason Clark, Kara Clark, Ralph Clary, Ciara Compton, Robert Crotts, Tessa Daniels, Alysha Davila, Joseph Dekelaita, Philip Devoli, Anthony Fogg, Esmeralda Garibay, Kenetra Gipson, George Glakox, James Griffiths, Brandon Hargrave, Irvin Hernandez, Gladys Hernandez-Flores, John Herrington, Cynthia Hicks, Vuong Hoang, Naudia Hollins, Josie Howell, Michael Hubbard, Erica Jackson, Emily Jue, Amber Marcus, Daniel McCorry, Averyanna Moresco, Alicia Munoz, Angel Odem, Jennifer Porter, Julia Reed, Isia Rendon Blasquez, Isis Rendon Blasquez, Richard Rico, Paul Robinson, Bianca Robles-Munoz, Elizabeth Roben, James Rowe, Michael Salas, Yudith Salas, Madeline Sayers, John Serrano, Alejandra Torres, Leigh Vanacek-Park, Kimberly Villareal, Brinkley Welty and Jamie Wist.

COM’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been named a Five Star Chapter, the highest level of recognition, for its service, scholastic excellence and community involvement for the past 18 years. 

This is the first year that students were able to access micro scholarships to cover the $85 induction fee. Faculty and staff funded these micro scholarships for 25 students through donations to COM Foundation. For more information on COM scholarships, visit www.com.edu/scholarships.