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Iowa Valley Grinnell Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

IVG Fall 2018 Phi Theta Kappa inductees

Iowa Valley Grinnell’s Fall 2018 Phi Theta Kappa inductees are Ayrian Whisenand, Jesse Dudley, Carrington Watts, Harry Hamilton and Olivia Moretz. Charles Goodrich, Derek Maxfield and Devon Maxfield are not pictured.

Eight Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell students were inducted into the Beta Sigma Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society last night.

The new PTK inductees are, by hometown:

  • Brooklyn – Charles Goodrich, Derek Maxfield and Devon Maxfield.
  • Grinnell – Jesse Dudley and Ayrian Whisenand.
  • Montezuma – Harry Hamilton, Olivia Moretz and Carrington Watts.

The guest speaker was Mickey Munley, founder of Munley Company in Grinnell, a consulting firm that specializes in communications, public relations, cause-building and philanthropy. Munley’s message to the PTK inductees and their families was that the difference-maker in life is getting involved and doing things that make life worth living.

“Most of you are younger than 20 and you will be likely employed until age 67, so you have a lot of years ahead of you to accomplish great things,” Munley said. “I encourage you all to be doers.”

MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell, administered the oath of membership. Current Beta Sigma Chi members Jennifer McAlexander (President), Lauren Montgomery (Vice President) and Ashley Miller (Secretary) and PTK Advisor Barbara Hall assisted with the induction ceremony.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society of two-year colleges.

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