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Honor Student Ceremony Recognizes Student Achievement at Northern

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and Northern New Mexico College hosted an Honor Student Ceremony on Friday, April 22, recognizing Northern students who achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2015 semester.

About fifty of the nearly 230 honor students invited attended the ceremony and received their certificates of achievement. Friends and family gathered in support of the students and enjoyed a reception following the ceremony.

Master of ceremonies and PTK faculty advisor Dr. Brenda Linnell told attendees at the Honor Student Ceremony, “Many of you are here with your family and your support network, and they are a large part of the reason you can walk across this stage today and be acknowledged. You can focus on your studies and get good grades because of their support—watching your children, helping with your finances or offering you a place to live—and in turn one day you will support them and remember all that they have done for you.”

PTK is a nationwide honors society that focuses especially on two-year colleges. Since Northern is dual mission with both two-year and four-year programs, Northern students who have taken less than 72 credits are eligible for membership in PTK. Hallmarks of PTK are scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. For more information about being a PTK member, contact Dr. Linnell at bmlinnell@nnmc.edu.

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