SCC Students Inducted into PTK Honor Society


Pictured from left to right, front row: Barbara Finney (Albemarle), Alexis Johnson (Norwood),
Amber McIlwaine (Albemarle), and Jackie Acevedo (Albemarle).
Second row: Krista Deans (Statesville), Brittany Jenkins (Stanfield), and April Harper.
Third row: Jewell Haas (Albemarle), Sarah Holbrook (Albemarle), Julia Whealan (Albemarle), and Wendy Morgan (Midland).
Fourth row: Josh Gardner (Locust), Samuel Ingle (Albemarle), Michael Harrington (Albemarle), and Bryson Tomberlin (Albemarle).

On Tuesday, March 26, Stanly Community College (SCC) held its annual induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, Alpha Psi Upsilon Chapter. PTK was established in 1918 and is the largest honor society in American higher education with over two million members and 1,200 chapters located worldwide. The society awards numerous scholarships and promotes networking among members and opportunities to demonstrate excellence in a variety of formats such as PTK honors programs, leadership conferences and annual conventions.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a highly coveted honor that will enrich the student’s life while attending Stanly Community College and will remain a notable part of his or her professional life as he or she pursues further educational and career goals. The Alpha Psi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Stanly Community College was chartered in October 1993, and currently has 128 members.

PTK Advisor Sarah Morrell welcomed family, friends, and guests to the ceremony. Jackie Acevedo, PTK Chapter President, gave opening remarks and Wendy Morgan, PTK Vice President, introduced the guest speaker April Harper, Director of Admissions at SCC, and PTK alumni member.

PTK Advisors Tanya Nicks and Sarah Morrell, along with Jackie Acevedo, Wendy Morgan, Samuel Ingle (PTK Secretary), Amber McIlwaine (PTK Treasurer) facilitated the induction ceremony.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Tanya Nicks at (704) 991-0290 or Sarah Morrell at (704) 991-0332 or, or visit