During an April 7 ceremony, 73 Moraine Park Technical College students were inducted into Beta Mu Kappa, Moraine Park’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society.
To be eligible, the students achieved and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in an associate of applied science degree program. The inductees also completed a minimum of 12 associate degree credits, as well as the steps to become Phi Theta Kappa members.
“Phi Theta Kappa induction recognizes the academic accomplishments of our associate of applied science degree students,” said Amanda Hruska, Moraine Park registrar and Beta Mu Kappa advisor.
Along with more than 140 of their family members and friends, 45 of this year’s inductees participated in the ceremony at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus. Moraine Park President Gayle Hytrek provided opening remarks to those assembled. Also participating in the ceremony were Dan Ensalaco, vice president of academics and economic development; Beth Raffaelli, vice president of enrollment management, Richard Barnhouse, dean of students; Sally Ruback, enrollment management support associate; and several current chapter members including Amanda Gindt, Krystal Lindner and Michele Merten. Deborah Guy, a Fond du Lac area harpist, provided the musical entertainment and a reception concluded the evening.
This year’s inductees include Gail Allison of Delafield; Matthew Amundsen of Menomonee Falls; Michael Bach, Anita Cloud, Alicia Dais, Nicole Furrer, Katherine Gindt, Kathryn Gyr, Kirk Henry, Cynthia Costello-Horan, Jill Karweick, Angela Malluschke, Chuck Mauch, Shannon Mueller, Dawn Mumper, Kelsey Nellessen, Peter Schwartz, Terri Small, Tonya Stahl, Barbara Surwillo, Gina Turpin, Amy Vanderlin and Daniel Weber of Fond du Lac; Michelle Bahr and Wendy Baranowski of Beaver Dam; Theresa Bangart and Brittany Garfoot of Malone; Missy Beckwith and Nadine Jones of Horicon; James Bergles of Burlington; Amy Boehme, Joel Haase, Jennifer Heleniak, Denise Herriges, Rebecca Kemnitz, Renee Krause, Kathleen Mayer, Melanie Priebe, Jamie Quinlin, Catherine Vogt and Paul Zwack of West Bend; Jacob Brehmer of Hartford; Meghan Brummond, Shelli Haipek and Trevor Resch of Mayville; Stephanie Cyr of Sheboygan; Stephanie Dovin and Shelly Puckhaber of Germantown; Anna Fanning of Evansville; Kathryn Faull of Jackson; Rebecca Gatzke of Campbellsport; Lisa Gramoll of Newburg; Joseph Grensavitch of Richfield; Nathan Guse of Plymouth; Kathryn Jakel of Reeseville; Amber Kirchner and Amy Ogi of Kewaskum; Ellen Kraemer of Hubertus; Steve Lang of Markesan; Tina Matulle of North Fond du Lac; Candace Mueller and Kurt Reising of Oshkosh; Colleen Narbatovics of Adell; Christy Nelson and Tina Ruane of Eden; Debby Powell of Fox Lake; Helen Reiter of Van Dyne; Jeremy Sauld of Milwaukee; Cassandra Schultz of Brandon; Joel Schumacher of Eldorado; Corrine Seidel of Slinger; Christopher Streekstra of Waupun; and Dawn Webb of New Holstein.
The Beta Mu Kappa chapter is sponsoring a food drive to benefit local food pantries. Community members who attend the Moraine Park commencement on Saturday, May 16, are invited to bring nonperishable food items to the table staffed by chapter members, located near the entrance to the Fond du Lac High School Fieldhouse.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. It currently has more than two million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau. The American Association of Community Colleges recognizes Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.