21 MCC Lake Havasu students inducted to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Published by The Bee News

November 23, 2022

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MOHAVE COUNTY – Twenty-one Mohave Community College Lake Havasu campus students have been inducted to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society-Alpha Chi Chi chapter Friday during a ceremony with friends and family.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students by providing an opportunity for leadership, service, and development. Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa if they have achieved a 3.5 GPA and earned 12 credit hours.

“The induction ceremony is to celebrate our students’ commitment to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and service to the community,” Pamela Galovich. PTK Advisor said. “Our inductees have distinguished themselves as tenacious talented scholars and exemplary members of the MCC community and it’s an honor to advise such hard-working dedicated students.”

Students who were inducted are: Ashleigh Romano, Collene Behrendt, Jasmine Garcia, Samuel De La Paz Martinez, Aaron Farmer, Le Ann Flores Gomez, Alexandra Fonteno, Karissa Landreth, Lucy Panuco, Brannon Velau, Amy Hodge, Saray Soto, Rachelle Brooks, Martha Ortiz, Aimee Stires, Erica Hope, Elizabeth Cruz Vitela, Vince Carrillo, Judy Berry, Haley Allor and Diego Iniguez.

Dr. Maria Ayon, Lake Havasu Campus Dean of Student & Community Engagement was the guest speaker at the ceremony. She provided students with words of encouragement.

“You have taken advantage of an opportunity at a perfect time. As you continue your educational journey, continue to identify such opportunities. Navigate these opportunities through PTK and what it offers you,” Dr. Ayon said. “Each of you in here is a leader in your own right. You are a role model to someone whether you know it or not. Someone speaks highly of you. Someone is very proud of you. Someone wants to be you. Continue to lead and as you lead remember to take someone with you.”

New inductees were welcomed into the honor society by Austin Covington, Interim PTK president and Adam Romano, Vice President of Scholarship. New officers, Jasmine Garcia (Treasurer) and Le Ann Flores Gomez (Secretary) were inducted during the ceremony. PTK club co-sponsors are Galovich and Bhaskar Singh. To find out more about PTK Lake Havasu chapter, visit Mohave.edu/clubs.

Anyone who is interested in becoming an MCC student is encouraged to fill out the free online application at Apply.Mohave.edu, or visit a nearby campus for assistance. The college is currently enrolling students in spring and summer semesters, which begin January 17 and May 22. Tuition assistance is available. The college Call Center can be reached at 866-MOHAVECC or 866-664-2832.


Eight students participated in the Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony Friday at the Lake Havasu Campus. PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students by providing an opportunity for leadership, service, and development. (Left to right) Front row: Ashleigh Romano, Le Ann Flores Gomez, Elizabeth Cruz Vitela and Lucy Panuco. Back Row: Amy Hodge, Diego Iniguez, Jasmine Garcia, and Aimee Stires. 

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