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ATC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
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ATC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Leadership is not always about being in charge. It’s about being an example and inspiring others, Dr. Paul Leslie told Aiken Technical College students during the induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter.

Family and friends gathered in the College’s amphitheater Thursday, Oct. 26 to celebrate the academic accomplishments of the chapter’s newest inductees.

Leslie, an ATC psychology instructor and the keynote speaker for the event, encouraged attendees to think about and identify their highest values. It is the key to being successful, he said.

“Those values drive everything you do,” he said. “When a person is in line with their highest value and can bring the essence of who they are to what they do, their lives can appear magical at times.”

He also noted that it is okay for people to have different values from your own and that everyone will measure success differently based on their own personal set of values.

“When we give ourselves permission to find out what our highest values are, that’s called leadership,” Leslie said, adding that by doing so, it gives others permission to do the same.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest international honor society recognizing the academic achievements of students attending two-year colleges. Membership in the organization is by invitation-only. To be invited to join, students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and have completed at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Fall 2017 inductees are:

  • Davina Allen (Augusta, GA) - Pre-Nursing Certificate
  • Juan Aquino (Aiken, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Shirley Blume (Williston, SC) - Associate in Applied Science: Management
  • Candace Britt (Warrenville, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Melissa Butler (North Augusta, SC) - Associate in Applied Science: Nursing
  • Kristina Cato (Aiken, SC)- Business Transfer Certificate
  • Nakita Cleare (North Augusta, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Kristal Cook (Aiken, SC)- Diploma in Applied Science: Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
  • Christina Crow (Aiken, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Cate Dopson (Warrenville, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Cindy Dreps (New Ellenton, SC)- SRNS Nuclear Fundamentals Certificate
  • Buffy Duncan (Aiken, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Ian Egbert (Aiken, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Kristopher Finch (North Augusta, SC) - Associate in Applied Science: Networking
  • Cinthia Gallegos (Johnston, SC) - Associate in Applied Science: Nursing
  • Mel’lena Jackson (Graniteville, SC) - Associate in Applied Scienec: Criminal Justice
  • Jayme Johnson (Aiken, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Hannah Key (Aiken, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Madison Long (Aiken, SC)- Pre-Nursing Certificate
  • Jacqueline Lucas (Graniteville, SC)- Diploma in Applied Science: Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
  • Kayla Lugo (Jackson, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Constance Mays (Warrenville, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Brianna Miller (Aiken, SC) - Associate in Applied Science: Nursing
  • Milissa Nelson (Aiken, SC)- General Studies Certificate
  • Elizabeth Pittman (Patrick, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Glendon Schmitt (North Augusta, SC)- Associate in Arts
  • Eliana Sessions (Graniteville, SC) - Associate in Arts
  • Weldon Steadman (Wagener, SC)- Associate in Applied Science: Welding
  • Jessica Torbert (Augusta, GA)- Pre-Nursing Certificate
  • Daisylee Torres (Augusta, GA)- Associate in Applied Science: Nursing
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