PTK inducts Amanda Manske

Amanda Manske of Boise City is among Northern Oklahoma College students tapped for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for two-year colleges. She is the daughter of Stan and Mona Manske.

Dr. Joe Kinzer, Northern president, welcomed a capacity audience in Olin Walcher Conference Center during induction ceremonies for 45 top students on the Tonkawa campus. He congratulated members to the organization dedicated to scholarship, service to community and leadership and said that the support of their families was crucial to the students' success.

Den Coates, PTK alumnus and current executive director of Alpha II drug and alcohol treatment center, gave the keynote address. He noted the selection of fellow PTK former member Jerry Steichen to receive the Distinguished PTK Alumnus Award from the international office in recognition of his substantive contributions toward improving the quality of life on national or international levels through professional or personal endeavors.

After officers of Xi Theta Chapter, PTK, explained the meaning of the society's symbols, the new members signed the charter and receive lighted candles signifying their affiliation with the organization. Dr. Glenn Cope, sponsor, saluted the new members for their academic accomplishments and challenged them to dedicate themselves to a well-reasoned life.

A reception in Memorial Student Union followed the ceremonies.

Xi Theta Chapter officers are Melissa Kelly, Ponca City, president; Amber Douglas, Newkirk, vice president; Molly Smith, Ponca City, secretary; Sarah Coates, Tonkawa, treasurer; and Dillon Ripley, Ripley, reporter.

Faculty sponsors in addition to Cope are Rex Ackerson, Mary Allan, Cara Beth Johnson, Fachaitte Kinslow and Janet Wansick.

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