GCCC inducts students to PTK

Alpha Xi Upsilon, the Garden City Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, welcomed over 60 new GCCC students into its honor society this past academic year.


Induction into PTK is by invitation only. Students must meet rigorous academic merits set by the national honor society in addition to local chapter bylaws.


New members of Alpha Xi Upsilon from southwest Kansas include the following:


Garden City: Ifrah Ahmed, Evelyn Aranda, Raeanne Blevins, Jose Bojorquez-Enriquez, Karen Chaparro-Gutierrez, Loribeth Claro-Martinez, Reigan Crawford, Paul Daldegan, Odalys Espino, Miguel Fermin Alfonzo, Jacquelyn Garcia-Andrade, Mikaela Garcia-Escamilla, Jessica Garcia-Reyes, Pedro Gonclaves, Jacobo Gonzalez, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Audrey Graf, Javier Guillen-Arellano and Xuan Hang.


Gabriela Hernandez Morales, Janet Ibarra-Monarrez, Maria Lobatos, Estefania Loya, Guadalupe Manzo, Leonardo Marini, Deborah Medina-Escalera, Makenzie Meschberger, Christopher Mohn, Nicolas Regalado, Esmeralda Rico Martinez, Leslie Sanchez, Madelyn Sandoval, Rosa Solorzano Higuera, Brenden Stoy, Taylor Terpstra, Aylin Ugarte, Saleen Wears and Carlos Zarpate-Batres


Lakin: Juan Banuelos and Ileen Enriquez.


Holcomb: Jaden Blansett, Karenna Swart and Jordan Ramsey.


Pierceville: Erin Briggeman.


Ulysses: Paige Crombie, Elida Hermosillo-Baca and Madeline Owen.


Dighton: Crystal Hampton.


Scott City: Dallie Metheney.


Satanta: Clarissa Najera.


Johnson City: Antonio Robles.


Winsom Lamb, a GCCC social science instructor who also serves as a staff advisor for the group, said because of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, PTK was unable to recognize its spring inductees during a traditional ceremony.


“We were disappointed, but the spring inductees are still full-fledged members,” Lamb said. “We are very proud of our induction class of 2019-2020.”