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Seventeen Blinn-Brenham students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society

Keynote speaker urges inductees to become leaders

Keynote speaker urges inductees to become leaders

November 22, 2021

Seventeen students have been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) national honor society at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus.

The students were inducted into PTK’s Beta Alpha Chapter in ceremonies held recently in the Brenham Campus Student Center.

PTK is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official honor society for two-year colleges. To be inducted, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum of 12 transferrable hours.

Inductees were: Joseph Boyce, Shaftesbury, England; Katherine Eastep, Yanceyville, N.C.; Katie Eilers, Fayetteville, Texas; Kortney Hassell, Childress, Texas; Deisy Lino, Brenham; Grant Mahlmann, Brenham; Mindy McNinch-Hord, Brenham; Nithin Prasad, Moon Township, Pa.; Jaime Rodriguez; Bellville; Brooke Schobel, Round Top; Emily Smajstria, Pearland; Priscilla Stanfield, Giddings; Colbey Thornton, Brenham; Alexis Tijerina, Brenham; Whitney Watts, Wesson, Miss.; Daelyn Warmke, Bleiblerville; and Brook Williams, San Antonio.

Dr. Becky Garlick, Executive Dean of the Blinn-Schulenburg Campus, served as the keynote speaker and urged the inductees to assume leadership roles in whatever they pursue.

“I believe that leadership is not about titles, seniority, and management. It is about influencing others to help us achieve our mission,” she said.

Garlick also encouraged the inductees to “make your world bigger.”

“You have a whole big world waiting for you. Get out of your comfort zone and go find things that you enjoy doing that you’ve never tried before,” she said. “You never know where that will lead.”

Other speakers were Brandy Lewis, District Five Vice President of PTK Texas Region Six, and Dr. John Turner, Executive Dean of the Blinn-Brenham Campus.

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