Phi Theta Kappa Induction

Phi Theta Kappa Induction

The newly inducted members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at the May 3rd ceremony.
The newly inducted members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at the May 3rd ceremony.

by NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted thirteen new members at the May ceremony with family and friends in attendance to celebrate their honor.

The academic honorary society recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for growth and development through honors, leadership, and service.

The current PTK President, Allison Wilkens of Gibbon, and Secretary/Treasurer, Callie Landaur of Blair, conducted the annual candle-lighting installation ceremony. They, along with other members, welcomed the following inductees:

Cassidy Arp, Kennard, NE

Kia Brown, Utica, NE

Grace Glaser, Spalding, NE

Kyra Hearne, Gothenburg, NE

McKayla Huddleston, Lafollette, TN

Jasper Hunt, St. Francis, KS

Allison Lofton, Lodgepole, NE

Ashton Lund, Waldo, KS

Emily Miller, Norton, KS

Tanner Ostrander, Ogallala, NE

Miya Rocha, Ord, NE

Konnor Thompson, Lawrence, NE

Emma Yarolimek, Papillion, NE

“Joining one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious honors societies in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters is an exceptional achievement,” Dr. Eric Reed, faculty advisor, told inductees. “Our members are dedicated students who put much effort into classes and extracurricular activities.”

Dr. Reed, Professor of the NCTA General Education Division, was honored this year by the national organization for ten years of service.

The organization is involved in campus and community projects in Curtis and assists in hosting an annual career fair. Together, we are helping to further the ideals of Phi Theta Kappa, which include leadership, service, and academic excellence.

Additional information about the NCTA academic programs, application for summer and fall classes, and registration for summer enrichment programs is available at or 1-800-3CURTIS.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology, and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities, including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.



NCTA Events:

May 25: Animal Science Discovery Day

May 31: Recruit at Kansas FFA

June 5-8: NE Youth Range Camp

June 6: New Student Enrollment

June 6-8: Recruit at Colorado FFA

June 5-8: NCE Conference Kearney

June 17: NCTA Alumni Event

June 25-29: Ag Teacher Bootcamp

June 27: Agronomy Youth Field Day


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