By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @PGJournal
Posted: May 9, 2018 | 12:00 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – Sixteen students from Richard Bland College of William & Mary were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for academic achievement, joining 28 RBC students in the organization. Students earning a 3.5-grade point average or higher during the academic year are eligible for membership into the Alpha Beta Omicron Chapter of PTK, which specifically honors Richard Bland students.
“Induction into PTK is a well-deserved honor and recognition for students who have achieved academic excellence,” said Aimee Joyaux, Associate Dean of Academic Support & Learning Resources at Richard Bland College. “The College applauds them for their leadership in the classroom and participation on campus.”
Top Row (L-R) – Tamara Pope, Calvin Anderson, Dr. Ken LaTessa (Provost), Miodrag DronjakVern Second Row (L-R) – Chloe Stanfield, Drew Short, Tiana Crawford, Ashley Davis; Third Row (L-R): – Danny Torres, Samantha Green, Nia Bowman-Thomas; Fourth Row(L-R) – Alyssa Parrish, Robert Jones, Brooke Mitchell, Brittney Bowe; Front Row (L-R) – Aimee Joyaux (Associate Dean of Academic Support), Madison Broga, Lauren Vaughan, Celia Brockway (Incoming Honors Program Coordinator
Established in 1918, Phil Theta Kappa International Honors Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievements of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors leadership and service programming. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.
The students inducted include: Calvin Anderson (Prince George); Nellie Martin (Prince George); Jennifer McCann (Prince George); Tamara Pope (Prince George); Lauren Vaughan (Prince George); Cassidy Wilkinson (Prince George); Brittney Bowe (Hopewell); Nia Bowman-Thomas (Fort Lee); Madison Broga (Colonial Heights); Tiana Crawford (Prince George); Ashley Davis (Dinwiddie); Miodrag Dronjak (Kladova, Serbia); Brittney Elliott (Richmond); Ashley Fritz (Chesterfield); Brooke Gilbert (Chesterfield); Samantha Green (Waverly); Robert Jones (Petersburg); Ashley Kirk (Dinwiddie); Brooke Mitchell (Petersburg); Katelyn Nester (Colonial Heights); Alyssa Parrish (Colonial Heights); Krystin Potter (Dinwiddie); Luis Torres Serrano (Bucaramanga, Colombia); Drew Short (Dinwiddie); Harper Smith (Chesterfield); Jessica Smith (Petersburg); Chloe Stanfield (Dinwiddie); Kayla Zanders (Virginia Beach).
Richard Bland College is building on its Proud History as a Branch of William & Mary – Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential two-year college offering academically rigorous programs, up to 80% financial assistance for high performing students, and intercollegiate athletics.The College’s Exceptional Student Experience (ESE@RBC) program provides each student with a dedicated Learner Mentor who uses real-time information to keep students on course to graduation. Richard Bland College professors are ranked among the best in the region, with over 80% of instruction delivered by full-time faculty.
The College boasts a small and diverse student population of 2,200 on a picturesque 750+ acre campus located just south of Richmond, Virginia.