The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society welcomed 18 new members during an induction ceremony Sunday, February 5, 2012.  Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 2 million members in 1,200 chapters in all 50 United States.  At UACCH, the average age of a new member is 29 and ranges from 18 to 80 years of age.  The average Phi Theta Kappa member at UACCH is enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.8.    

Sunday’s ceremony held in the Rapert Auditorium included a welcome by UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomason and comments by Phi Theta Kappa President Robert Cook.  Other chapter officers include Vice- President of Leadership Angela Ford; Vice-President of Scholarship Kristen Young; Vice-President of Service Rose Adetunji; Secretary/recorder Misty Watkins; Public Relations Austin Lerew; and Project Coordinator, Shawna Cook. 

The nineteen new members include:

Tanya Alvardo

Laura Bradley

Anntonette Campbell

Tanya Devlin

Brenda Faulk

Jeremy Fugitt

Kevin Funderburk

Deana Hamrick

Amanda Love

John Mabery

Matthew Price

Jake Spangler

Patrick Turner

Alisha Washington

Telonda Wimbley

April Winfrey

Barry Winfrey

Jessica Ybarra

Suzanne Gresham


Please help UACCH congratulate these students for being inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  The College would like to thank chapter advisors Jason Chism, Jan Whatley, Karen O’dell, and Nancy Bailey for the work they do with these students.  UACCH is proud to help students build a “Bridge to a brighter future.”  For more information about UACCH, visit the College website at   PICTURED FRONT LEFT TO RIGHT: April Winfrey, Kevin Funderburk, Tanya Alvardo, and John Mabery.  The Back Row L to R Includes:  Jessica Ybarra, Barry Winfrey, Alisha Washington, Jake Spangler, Brenda Faulk.