June 8, 2017 Melissa Lamar

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The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized in May at an induction ceremony.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.

The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.

The new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence with major, are:


Monica Aldag                                      Early Childhood Education

Aimee Allen                                         Liberal Arts and Sciences

Jon-Logan Klein                                  Computer Information Systems

Yukiko Sobue                                      Early Childhood Education


Shane Pollock                                     Engineering


Nicole Chambrello                               General Studies

Jamie Wilkinson                                  Visual Fine Arts


Papa Kojo Affainie                               General Studies

Marie Badio                                         General Studies

Kaylie Bonini                                        Early Childhood Education

Chelsea Fortier                                   Liberal Arts and Sciences

Susan Guttormsen                             Business Office Technology

Stephen Hall                                      Computer Science/Mathematics Honors

Elizabeth Law-Furtado                        General Studies

Nathan McCooty                                 General Studies

Mandy Meyer                                      Early Childhood Education

Tram Nguyen                                      General Studies

Tyler Philpott                                       General Studies

Calista Subocz                                    General Studies

Sean Welch                                         Criminal Justice


Madeleine Case                                  Early Childhood Education

Andrew Cormier                                  General Studies

Lake-Kaitlyn France                           General Studies

Catherine Mclarty                               Business Administration


Sky-Anya Lukenberg                          General Studies


Avalon Dieli                                         Pathway to Teaching Careers


Amy Parente                                       Dental Hygiene

East Berlin

Elena Bolotova                                    Engineering


Micaela Luginbuhl                               Dental Hygiene


Gisel Collazo                                       Human Services


Kimberly Leydon                                 Health Information Technology (Certificate)

Kathleen Moody                                  Dental Hygiene


Michael Masser                                  Computer Information Systems

Imani-Ashleigh Watkis                        Liberal Arts and Sciences

Loupgarou Whitesides                        Liberal Arts and Sciences


Rebecca Morey                                  Dental Hygiene


Dmytro Muryn                                     General Studies


Jacquelyn Corriveau                          Business Administration

New Britain

Jakara Fargas                                      General Studies

Olivia Filipiak                                       Business Administration

Noreen Grice                                      General Studies

Tiara James                                        Dental Assisting

Brittany Koziara                                  Business Administration

Inga Kuklinska                                     General Studies

Maegan Lafland                                  General Studies

Emilia Ozga                                         General Studies

New Hartford

Sarah Disabella                                   Visual Fine Arts

Scott Holcomb                                     General Studies

Melissa Uribe                                      Liberal Arts and Sciences

New Milford

Emily Carter                                        Dental Hygiene


Vivienne Sanaiot                                 Dental Hygiene

North Haven

Sharri  Mendez                                   Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Old Lyme

Carrie Farago                                     Visual Fine Arts


Jamie Chacho                                     Early Childhood Education

Kaylee Goodrich-Tomaso                  Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lisa Holden                                         Business Office Technology

Ashlin Mahoney                                  Pathway to Teaching Careers

Reneta Sargis                                     General Studies

Gena Sciaraffa                                    Business Administration

Tedra Vick                                          Visual Fine Arts


Sarah Beaulieu                                    General Studies

Rocky Hill

Daniel Kraynak                                   Liberal Arts and Sciences


Piyada Phunsawat                              English as a Second Language


Katelin Chamberland                           Liberal Arts and Sciences

Alyssa Debbisi                                    Business Administration

Jessica Lee                                        Pathway to Teaching Careers

Noelle Stepensky                                Criminal Justice

Christina Volpe                                    Pathway to Teaching Careers


Carrie Lavery                                      Dental Hygiene


Morgan Reich                                     Human Services


Amanda Teti                                        Liberal Arts and Sciences


Brandon Cunningham                         Graphic Design

Lindsey Vo                                          Dental Hygiene


Karina Marquis                                    General Studies

West Hartford

Steven Doan                                       Engineering

Bianca Gonell                                      General Studies

Kimberly Goodrich                              Accounting (Certificate)

Allison Volpe                                        General Studies


Iwona Drozdzal                                   Dental Hygiene


Shianne Vance                                    General Studies


Ellissa Cibelli                                       Criminal Justice

Autumn Cipriano                                 Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sarah Russolilo                                   Early Childhood Education