Blinn-Bryan honor society recognized again with three awards at international conference

Chapter reflects Blinn’s ongoing dedication to academic excellence by inducting 187 new Bryan Campus students

Blinn College-Bryan Campus Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society

April 18, 2022

For the second time in a month, the Blinn College-Bryan Campus Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been honored for their initiatives. The chapter took home three top honors at PTK’s international conference, PTK Catalyst, held recently in Denver, Colo.

The Blinn-Bryan honor society received the following top honors: Distinguished Honors in Action Project and Distinguished Theme Award for their research on environmentally friendly plumbing, as well as a Distinguished Chapter Award. This award considers a chapter’s Honors in Action Project and College Project to determine overall ranking. Blinn-Bryan’s chapter was one of 39 winners out of 1,200 total chapters to receive this recognition.

“To say I’m proud of these students is an understatement,” Blinn-Bryan PTK Co-Advisor Emily Erdmann said. “They worked incredibly hard on their projects and collaborated to better themselves, the chapter, and the Blinn community. They are dedicated scholars who reflect a passion for learning and a commitment to achieving their academic goals at Blinn and beyond.”

In addition, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Marcelo Bussiki was presented with the Distinguished College Administrator Award.

This international recognition comes just weeks after Blinn-Bryan’s honor society received six awards at PTK’s Texas regional conference, including Distinguished Advisor Award, Distinguished Chapter Officer Award, Top Texas Chapter, Honors in Action Award of Merit, and the College Project Award of Merit.

PTK is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievements of students at associate degree-granting colleges. To be inducted, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum of 12 transferrable hours. The society is comprised of more than 3.8 million members, with almost 1,300 chapters in 11 countries.

In addition to these awards, the chapter also celebrated the induction of 187 new member.

PTK Bryan Spring 2022 Induction

Blinn-Bryan inductees include: Megan Anderle (Victoria), Marcus Andersh (College Station), Benjamin Anderson (Meadowlakes), Isabella Anding (College Station), Katy Ashley (College Station), Wilmer Avila (College Station), Jorge Baltazar Ascencio (Cypress), Aaron Barber (Hearne), Grace Barker ( Arlington), Steven Barker (Frisco), Justin Barry (College Station), Sarah Benton (Mont Belvieu), Johanna Bernhardt (Thrall), Kaylee Binford (Katy), David Bird (Euless), Chase Bouloy (College Station), Sarah Bowman (Spring), Garrett Briscoe (Fort Worth), Russell James Bugarin (Katy), Austin Burnett (College Station), Parker Burris (The Hills), Alana Busse (Spring), Remington Byrd (The Woodlands), Clara Caldwell (Edmond, Okla.), Sophia Calero (Arlington), Angel Campos (Hearne), Grace Cantu (College Station), Collan Cardwell (College Station), Kasen Carpenter (Flint), Mason Carpenter (College Station), Jackson Carter (College Station), Emilie Carvajal (Katy), Melisa Castaneda (Navasota), Brian Chase (Buffalo), Lewis Christie (Austin), Jordan Cienega (College Station), Noah Clark (Spring), Kamryn Coates (The Woodlands), Carter Coffey (Allen), Brenden Coursey (San Antonio), Amy Crook (College Station), Jordan Cummins (College Station), Jacob Danna (Rockwall), Julia Deacon (College Station), Jonah Dean (Bryan), Max Dickey (San Antonio), Juan Diez (Katy), Hannah Dill (College Station), Sierra Dixon-Remington (Bulverde), Riley Duncan (Houston), Madeline Durbin (Katy), Melissa Espinosa (College Station), Kael Estes (Aransas Pass), Bruna Faria (Bryan), Alexandra Fisher (Blooming Grove), Avery Flores (Austin), Isabella Foger (Richwood), Jason Ford (Katy), Sydney Fox (Round Rock), Daniel Galofaro (Dallas), Vincent Galyean (League City), Erika Ganske (Cedar Park), Ramiro Garcia-Agreda (Cypress), Maximiliano Garza (Bryan), Kimberlee Gauthe (Magnolia), Blake Gibbons (Dallas), Ella Gillaspia (Bryan), Ashlyn Godfrey (Tomball), Reagan Golsby (Magnolia), Xander Gomez (Pflugerville), Tatum Grubb (College Station), Corey Guice (Bryan), Kevlie Haas (College Station), Micah Hames (Sealy), Mackenzie Hermes (Corpus Christi), Cameron Higgins (Midlothian), Brooke Hill (Lucas), Madison Hinds (Katy), Ethan Hoermann (College Station), Briahna Hubbard (Van Vleck), Jaso Husk (The Woodlands), Micaela Hutcheson (Temple), Rachel Hutson (College Station), Hannah Ivey (Katy), Cayla Jimenez (Bryan), Madeline Johanson (College Station), Tyler Johnston (College Station), Jaden Joseph (College Station), Patrick Keating (Bryan), Connor King (Kingwood), Mackenzie Kristynik (Magnolia), Chene Kuhn (College Station), Whitney Lidster (College Station), Leah Lightfoot (Vidor), Cade Lubojasky (Richmond), Zack Lytle (Bryan), Colton Manley (Normangee), Alfonso Marcelle (College Station), Katie Marriott (Montgomery), Chris Marrs (Bryan), Kaylie Martin (Katy), Mason Mathis (Coppell), Saranda Matjani (Spring), Ethan McCarty (Huntsville), Sarahlynn McCord (Snook), Aine McDaid (Austin), Caroline Minckler (College Station), Felix Mira (Keller), Hasan Mohsin (Porter), James Moore (Bryan), Paulina Morlett Arnaud (College Station), Karen Morlett (College Station), Michael Nalley (Royse City), Madeline Neff (College Station), Hanna Neumann-Miller (Cypress), Katie Nunn (Lumberton), Caroline Odriscoll (College Station), Taea Oglesby (Buda), Mariana Ortega Gomez (Navasota), Preston Parker (Boerne), Kody Pederson (Pearland), Ricardo Perez Primera (College Station), Brinson Rackley (College Station), Charles Reynolds (College Station), Jasmine Reynoso (Bryan), Sebastian Rios (Katy), Conner Rivers (College Station), Joseph Rosas (Pensacola, Fla.), Blake Rother (College Station), Asher Rowlands (College Station), Kyle Rubel (The Woodlands), Destin Ruiz (Katy), Dylan Sanchez (College Station), Taylor Schreiber (Houston), Rachel Sears (Bryan), Rebecca Sever (Bryan), Treyvor Seyedain (College Station), Cameron Shepard (Flower Mound), Katelyn Siebert (San Antonio), Devin Simmons (College Station), Lawson Sims (Frisco), Luke Sinkovic (The Woodlands), Jared Slay (College Station), Jaden Smith (Round Rock), Vu Son Duy (College Station), William Sorrells (San Antonio), Michael Sowell (Conroe), Emma Srackangast (Blanco), Alana Stephenson (Bryan), Ashlyn Stevens (Magnolia), Dylan Stokley (College Station), Donald Storey (College Station), Saskia Staub (College Station), Daniel Stripling (Fair Oaks Ranch), Jacy Stulsas (Waxahachie), Madisyn Syzdek (College Station), Jake Tanner (Tyler), Ashlynn Taylor (College Station), Ella Thompson (Austin), Lauren Thompson (Bryan), Peyton Tipton (Bryan), Isabella Todd (Frisco), Garrett Tribble El-Deir (Round Rock), Alyssa Trickett (Bryan), Drake Truan (College Station), Clayton Turner (College Station), Mia Tynes (Round Rock), Anika Van Steinburg (College Station), Nathan Vines (Katy), John Volpe (Cypress), Noelia Wagner (Bryan), Joshua Wehner (Lago Vista), Randy West (Bedias), Morgan Wilkins (Tomball), Rachel Williams (Leander), Lauren Wolf (College Station), Drew Woolam (College Station), Lisa Wuensche (Thorndale), Koben Wyly (Cumby), Rolando Yanez (College Station), Britton Young (Flower Mound), Michael Young (The Woodlands), Guido Zecca (Belton), Bentley Zemanek (Bryan), and Emma Zumwalt (Arlington).

“Being involved in PTK has been such a great experience. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with hardworking, driven students,” said Jaden Smith, 20, who plans to transfer to Texas A&M University to study construction science. “PTK has given all of us the opportunity to be leaders, which is something I know will serve me well as I look into transferring and the business world beyond graduation.”

Registration is open for Blinn’s May minimester, summer, and fall 2022 courses. For enrollment or financial aid information, visit www.blinn.edu.

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