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Blinn inducts 24 Bryan Campus students to national honor society

To earn membership, Phi Theta Kappa inductees must earn a 3.5 GPA with 12 transferable credit hours

November 7, 2018

The Blinn College-Bryan Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society recently inducted 24 students during a ceremony in the Blinn-Bryan Campus Student Center.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Founded in 1918, PTK promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among its members. To be accepted, students must carry at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) with at least 12 transferable hours.

“This is an excellent organization with programs to enhance students’ ability to conduct research, think critically, and become active members in their community,” Blinn-Bryan PTK Advisor Emily Erdmann said. “PTK is a great representation of the Blinn College name, which we have taken all over the nation with students who have held regional offices and campaigned for national office.”

Inductees include: Lander Bautista (College Station), Madison Bihm (College Station), Brittany Brasher (College Station), Taylor Buchanan (College Station), Clinton Crouse (College Station), Katie Cummins (Georgetown), Mikayla Gutierrez (San Antonio), Ashley Johnson (College Station), Brenna Larson (College Station), Ashley Lewis (Kingwood), Ransom Linder (Navasota), Hannah Morphey (College Station), Mindi Maly (Bryan), Joshua McDonald (Bryan), Shelby Metzger (The Woodlands), Jacob Muras (Austin), Brendan Nellis (San Antonio), Lisa Oesterman (Bryan), Kourteney Petroski (Bryan), Alyssa Reyes (Tomball), Shane Robinson (Hilltop Lakes), Anika Schuenemann (Karnes City), Caleb Wysong (College Station), and Hayden Yezak (Tomball).

PTK recently represented Blinn at PTK Catalyst 2018, the society’s annual international convention, held in Kansas City, Mo. Blinn joined more than 1,000 chapters worldwide in learning how to effectively manage their local PTK chapter and what it takes to be a leader.

Blinn offers high-quality academic transfer and career training courses with a unique combination of academic excellence and affordability. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 36.9 percent ranks second in the state and far exceeds the statewide average of 20.9 percent. Blinn students who take 30 credit hours during the 2018-19 academic year will save $3,914, or 42 percent, compared to state residents at the average Texas public university.

In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 200 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Blinn students and prospective students also can register for external scholarships and participate in grant programs.

Registration for Blinn’s Winter Minimester, which runs Dec. 14-21 and Jan. 3-10, is available through Dec. 13, and registration for the Spring semester is open through Jan. 14. College officials encourage early registration for convenient scheduling and placement in high-demand courses.

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