Schools: Kelly Beck receives honor's tassel

Linda Jablonski helps Phi Theta Kappa member Kelly Beck with the honors tassel for her mortarboard in preparation for MCC’s commencement on Friday.

Linda Jablonski helps Phi Theta Kappa member Kelly Beck with the honors tassel for her mortarboard in preparation for MCC’s commencement on Friday.

Linda Jablonski helps Phi Theta Kappa member Kelly Beck with the honors tassel for her mortarboard in preparation for MCC's commencement on Friday. Phi Theta Kappa students at Mohave Community College's Neal Campus-Kingman were honored for academic excellence during the PTK's Stole and Tassel ceremony recently. Each of the graduating PTK members received gold tassels for their mortarboards, and students who have achieved and maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 were honored with Phi Theta Kappa stoles. Graduating members who have achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher were honored with Phi Theta Kappa's solid blue and gold honors cord. Students who received honor stoles, tassels and cords to distinguish their outstanding achievement were: Cheri Baptista, Kelly Beck, Patricia Berumen, Gene Blair, Emily Brown, Debora Buschkopf, Brandi Campbell, Paula Comstock, Sonja Flamini, Eve Flood, Amanda Goulart, Amber Gutbrod, Tamara Handel, Timothy Haynes, Davis Hobbs, Robin Hodgeman, Robert Isaacson, Rebecca Kay, Eirena Llewellyn-Crow, Susan Martin, Jose Martinez, Peggy Martinez, Michelle McKie, Kathryn McNally, Susan Morgan, Toni Morreale, Jennifer Roberts, David Robinson, Brenda Sann-McElrath, Arthur Schlosser, Michael Smith, Brian Stricklin, Naomi Swope, Cathleen Urquhart, Casey Waits, Victoria Wheeler, Lisa White and Joshua Wyatt. PTK traces its beginning to a society that originated with six charter members under the name of Kappa Phi Omicron at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., in 1910. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters.