New PTK Honor Society members announced

SARANAC LAKE - North Country Community College is pleased to announce the new members of its Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for the 2019-2020 academic year. PTK 2019-20

The purpose of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students.

To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi Chapter was charted in 1999 and has successfully inducted 1,027 members to date. Inductees have shown great academic achievement as well as an interest in the hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa.

Each semester, invitation to membership is extended by the chapter to students who have completed at least 15 hours of course work at NCCC with a minimum 3.5 grade point average, leading to an associate degree.

This year’s new members are:

William B. Baker-Hastings, Potsdam

Rose E. Bamber, Saranac Lake

Casey P. Beitz, Moira

Kasha Bushey, Saranac

Kendra N. Capone, Gansevoort

Connor Celeste, Saranac Lake

Brittany K. Charboneau, Ticonderoga

Almedina Cirikovic, Saranac Lake

Linzy A. Compo, Massena

Gillian M. Corrow, Champlain

Alycia B. Cowan, Chateaugay

Kelly A. Dragoon, Plattsburgh

Delores A. DuRose-Gritzbach, Pottersville

Kaylei L. Dustin, Malone

Sierra J. Frye, North Bangor

Julius A. Haranyi, Saranac Lake

Clara D. Hartson, St. Regis Falls

Kayla K. Jeffery, North Bangor

Gursham K. Johal, Malone

Benjamin Z. King, Indian Lake

Joseph T. Lapeter, Ticonderoga

Shelli A. Laplante, Plattsburgh

Abigail R. Leavitt, Gabriels

Tucker J. Livermore, Lake Placid

Ashely M. Lovely, Granville

Stephanie M. Perry, Brushton

Curt D. Pickering, Malone

Marybeth Premo, Massena

Arielmae T. Shatlaw, Malone

Carleen M. Soucia, Fort Covington

Jessica S. Supernault, Moriah

Erin A. Terry, Plattsburgh

Nicole M. Trudeau, Putnam Station

Vanessa O. Villasis Lavin, Fort Ann

Kaylyn M. Wood, Saranac

Autymn E. Zoeller, Plattsburgh

Phi Theta Kappa has been recognizing academic achievement in two-year colleges since 1918. Phi Theta Kappa has chartered over 1,300 chapters and has inducted more than 3.5 million members. Phi Theta Kappa chapters are located on campuses in all fifty of the United States, Canada, U.S. territories and military installations abroad. It is the only international acclaimed honor society serving institutions which offer associate degree programs.

Two-year college presidents and administrators of associate degree programs in four-year schools have continually recognized membership in Phi Theta Kappa as an honor and a privilege. Membership is given added significance by the fact that the Society is recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official general honor society for two-year colleges. More information about Phi Theta Kappa can be found at

For further information, contact Laurie Muncil, NCCC Office of Academic Affairs, at 518-891-2915 ext. 1203 or