July 16, 2024

GCCC Students Recognized for Academic Achievement Through PTK

[Garden City, KS] June 2, 2020 – Alpha Xi Upsilon, the Garden City Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, welcomed nearly 60 new GCCC students into its honor society this past academic year.

Induction into PTK is by invite only. Students must meet rigorous academic merits set by the national honor society in addition to local chapter bylaws.

Winsom Lamb, a GCCC social science instructor who also serves as a staff advisor for the group, said because of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, PTK was unable to recognize its spring inductees during a traditional ceremony.

“We were disappointed, but the spring inductees are still full-fledged members,” Lamb said. “We are very proud of our induction class of 2019-2020.”

The 58 new members of Alpha Xi Upsilon include the following:


Ifrah Ahmed, Hugo Almentero Marques, Rachel Alvarez, Evelyn Aranda, Juan Banuelos, Jaden Blansett, Raeanne Blevins, Jose Bojorquez-Enriquez, Erin Briggeman, Jada Burgman, Karen Chaparro-Gutierrez, Loribeth Claro-Martinez, Reigan Crawford, Paige Crombie, Paul Daldegan, Ileen Enriquez, Odalys Espino, Miguel Fermin Alfonzo, Jacquelyn Garcia-Andrade, Mikaela Garcia-Escamilla, Jessica Garcia-Reyes, Pedro Goncalves, Jacobo Gonzalez, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Audrey Graf, Javier Guillen-Arellano, Crystal Hampton, Xuan Hang, Elida Hermosillo-Baca, Gabriela Hernandez Morales, Janet Ibarra-Monarrez, Maria Lobatos, Estefania Loya, Leonardo Marini, Deborah Medina-Escalera, Gabriel Melo, Makenzie Meschberger, Dallie Metheney, Christopher Mohn, Clarissa Najera, Madeline Owen, Nicolas Regalado, Esmeralda Rico Martinez, Leslie Sanchez, Madelyn Sandoval, Rosa Solorzano Higuera, Brenden Stoy, Karenna Swart, Taylor Terpstra, Aylin Ugarte, Saleen Wears, and Carlos Zarpate-Batres


Madison Biller, Cullen Glosson, Elisabeth McGill, and Olivia Oxley


Brett Thompson


Megan Walz

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