Twenty-one students at Beaufort County Community College were inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society in a ceremony held recently at the college.
Pictured above, members of BCCC's Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society attending the induction ceremony pose for a group photo.
Caitlyn Andrews, Bethany Ange, Marlen Avelar Gomez, Ashleigh Boyd, Frances Cahoon, Sanfara Christian, Erica Clark, Michael "Andy" Crisp, TyQuisha Davis, Josh Holliday, David Jimenez, Gladys "Yvonne" Knott, Kelly Meetze, Casey Powell, Lisa Reid, Jacob Sadler, Teresa Short, Catherine Spring, Karen Taft, Miranda Taylor and Samantha Williams.
Erica Schatz, Allied Health and Professional Services dean and Gamma Beta Phi advisor, welcomed members and their guests. The invocation was led by Miriam Lamb, secretary. The Roll Call of New Members was led by Schatz, Lamb, Treasurer Anthony Burton and Historian/Reporter Norlina Kelly.
With national headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Gamma Beta Phi is an honor and service organization. The chapter at BCCC was chartered in 1975 under the leadership of Betty Cochran, former BCCC Arts and Sciences Division Chair.
Membership is by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled, must have completed at least 12 semester hours of college work and must have a 3.3 grade point average, among other membership criteria.
Past Gamma Beta Phi service projects at BCCC have included participation in Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge, support of Heifer International, co-sponsorship of the annual BCCC Job Fair and work at the Martin County site of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." This year, the club members conducted a toy drive at Christmas, among other activities.
A reception for new members and their guests followed the ceremony.
Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.