Deptford Twp. – Rowan College at Gloucester County celebrated the exceptional achievements of 91 students with its spring 2016 Alpha Psi Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society induction ceremony on Thursday, May 12.
Before friends and family, students were honored for commitment to their studies and hard work in maintaining a 3.5 GPA. PTK is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year community colleges in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany and the U.S territories. Some 90,000 students are accepted annually into the Society's 1,200 chapters.
This year's inductees include: Heather Atkinson, Mantua; Brandon Baionno, Pilesgrove; Zachary Bardos, Gloucester; Amanda Bedford, Glassboro; Joseph Bouhadana, Morganville; Melissa Breslin, Turnersville; Jocelyn Burd, Monroeville; Amanda Cahall, Woolwich Township; Ryan Calhoun, Turnersville; Haley Capano, Sewell; Kayla Carter, Glassboro; Jennifer Carvin, Deptford; Sidney Corsey, Glassboro; Bridget Costello, Deptford; Natalie Dalesandro, Sewell.
Alec Dececco, Mullica Hill; Kristal Dejesus, Swedesboro; Kathryn Dersch, Mullica Hill; Jamie Dillich, Sicklerville; Michael Dilliplane, Wenonah; Natalie Donato, Atlantic City; Dominique Duble, Courtney Espoito, Sewell; Franklinville; Karen Ferrara, West Deptford; Danielle Forsman, Sewell; Janine Forte, Pitman; Dana Franklin, Mullica Hill; Amy Garrison, Clayton; Teodor Goldberg, Pilesgrove; Amy Graeber, Deptford; Jennifer Grelli, Sewell.
Imani Harris, Sewell; Haley Hess, Turnersville; Reese Holohan, Williamstown; Rosemary Houze, Mullica Hill; Elizabeth Hoyt, Delran; Charles Hughes, Woodbury; Danielle Jewell, Wenonah; Shelby Johnson, Mantua; Celina Juliano, Monroeville; Madison Keller, Clementon; Michael Keller, Williamstown; Michael Koppel, Deptford; Annemarie Kramer, Sewell; Andrew Kustera, Logan Township; Christopher Kwietkowski, Turnersville; Hermione Leone, Williamstown.
Mikaela Lightcap, Woodbury Heights; Gregory Macchia, Mullica Hill; Kyle Marino, Bridgeport; Jose Martinez, Williamstown; Corinne Massara , Sewell; Alexander Matkowsky, Williamstown; Nicole Mattia, Mantua; Lori Mazzarelli, Newfield; Hannah McCrane, Mantua;
Shea McGee, Sewell; Marykate McGlinn-Palo, Paulsboro; Sean McGuigan, Turnersville; Taylor Melodick-Robinson, Pennsauken; Calley Miller, Mullica Hill; Christiana Millili, Deptford.
Ian Mitchell, Sewell; Toni Montague, Clementon; Jessica Mullen, Monroeville; Kendra Nelson, Williamstown; Priyanka Patel, Mullica Hill; Corey Peoples, Williamstown; Charles Pfrommer, Deptford; Zachary Piersa, Deptford; Kristina Quinones, Mullica Hill; Sabrina Quinones, Mullica Hill; Vanesa Reeves, National Park; Brittany Rescinito, Pittsgrove; Natasha Resto, Franklinville; Kristen Rucker, Mantua; Loredana Sainato, Sewell.
Allison Sanders, Deptford; Brianna Serwein, Bellmawr; Amalia Shakespeare, Swedesboro; Haley Simkins, Clayton; Joann Simmerman, Mullica Hill; Brandon Smart, Sicklerville; Samantha Smith, Sewell; Angelica Staffieri, Williamstown; Jessica Szekely, Thorofare; Alyson Vogelsang, Williamstown; Kellie Waddington, Pilesgrove; Rose Warthen, Clementon; Alexandra Wenner, Brooklawn; Mary Whitman, Wenonah.
RCGC alumna Pattie VanAtter, a former PTK member and current PTK Middle States Regional Coordinator, returned to the campus as one of the induction ceremony speakers. VanAtter, a graduate of Gloucester County College (now RCGC), was inducted into the Alpha Psi Pi Chapter of PTK in 1998, named to the 2000 New Jersey All-State Academic Team and awarded the President's Medallion of Service and Leadership. She earned her bachelor's degree from Temple University on a PTK scholarship, and became a charter member of the PTK Middle States Regional Alumni Association, where she served as president from 2003 to 2004. In 2012, VanAtter was appointed as the Middle States Regional Coordinator, overseeing and promoting the work of 77 chapters in our four-state region (NJ, PA, MD. DE and D.C.); she was recently elected to represent all 39 regional coordinators on the Society's Board of Directors, and the Board has since elected her as its vice-chair. During the ceremony, VanAtter spoke about the Society's call to service and leadership and offered advice to the new inductees encouraging them to work hard and continue their education.
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Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 off of Route 55.