The Upsilon Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 25 students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Dec. 11.
PTK membership is accorded to students of high academic standing with the opportunity to benefit from scholarships awarded in pursuit of degrees following the completion of studies at CLC. Students in both liberal arts and sciences and career education programs are eligible for membership.
PTK is the official honor society for two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,100 chapters.
PTK fosters academic achievement and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.
Upsilon Omega at CLC has been an active organization in student life activities, advancing the PTK focus of voter registration and awareness, as well as issues related to global cultural awareness.
Co-advisers at CLC are Nancy Smith, Suzie Karsnia, and Dennis Lamberson.
The latest inductees at Central Lakes College:
Aitkin -- Carol Johnson, sophomore, Associate in Arts; Danielle Sterling, post-secondary enrollment option, AA; Zachary Chelberg, sophomore, AA.
Baxter -- Jennifer Quam, sophomore, Landscape Technology.
Brainerd -- Steve Harper, sophomore, Computer Network Administration; Anna Raddatz, sophomore, AA; Kjersti Thorp, freshman, Technical Theatre.
Browerville -- JacyRea Desotell, sophomore, Accounting.
Crosby -- Jason Adams, sophomore, Natural Resources Law Enforcement; Libby Millsop, sophomore, Accounting.
Fargo, N.D. -- Kyle Radke, sophomore, Machine Tool Technology.
Frazee -- Tiffany Brasel, sophomore, Business Management.
Fort Ripley -- Chantel Thesing, freshman, Accounting.
Ironton -- Erin Johnson, sophomore, AA.
Little Falls -- Krystal Lilga, sophomore, AA; Jamie Udy, sophomore, Criminal Justice.
Maple Plain -- Ryan Anderson, freshman, AA.
Menahga -- Jennifer Olson, sophomore, AA.
Merrifield -- Dean Crabb, sophomore, AA.
Motley -- Kristina Reis, sophomore, AA.
Minot, N.D. -- Robbie Boucher, freshman, Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance.
Onamia -- Greta Sorvik, sophomore, AA.
Randall -- Keri Knopik, sophomore, AA.
Shoreview -- Richard Bokovoy II, freshman, Engineering.
Staples -- Russ Kuschel, sophomore, Engineering.
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