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BCCC students inducted into Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Published 9:21pm Friday, February 15, 2013

 

Gamma Beta Phi officers and advisors for the current academic year are, left to right, Erica Schatz, chair of the Allied Health division, LaJena Roberson, GBP reporter/historian; Shannon Andrews, GBP secretary; Dena Douglas, GBP president; Michael Johnson, GBP vice president; Charles Martin, GBP treasurer, and Velma Worsley, lead cosmetology instructor.
Gamma Beta Phi officers and advisors for the current academic year are, left to right, Erica Schatz, chair of the Allied Health division, LaJena Roberson, GBP reporter/historian; Shannon Andrews, GBP secretary; Dena Douglas, GBP president; Michael Johnson, GBP vice president; Charles Martin, GBP treasurer, and Velma Worsley, lead cosmetology instructor.

 

Fifty-six Beaufort County Community College students were inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society in a ceremony held on the BCCC campus Tuesday — the largest group of students inducted into the organization in recent years.

Those inducted were Brittany Alligood, Unique Anderson, Courtney Armstong, Darriel Barrow, Renee Blackburn, Elizabeth Boyd, Rebecca Brooks, Pandora Brown, Amber Burgess, Tyler Campbell, Vincent Cooper, Christopher Dail, Donnie Daniels, Patricia Daniels, Chris Downy, Erin Franz, Melissa Gamber, La’Tonya Gorham, Ricky Guthrie, Lamar Hawkins, Nancy Hill, Morgan Hollowell, Katherine Holt, Kati Howdy, Victoria Jarvis, Sebastian Jones, Norlina Kelly, Jackson Lancaster, Tammie Lawrence, Elizabeth Laws, Susan Ledbetter, Brittany Moss, Margaret Newkirk, Kelly Peel, India Peele, Jonathan Phelps, Jordon Pooser, Sharon Probert, Teresa Reason, Jessa Robertson, Hollyanne Rogers, Vanessa Rondon, Billie Rose, Jessica Rowe, Fatima Shamseldin, Charlotte Simpson, Sylvia Smith, Shaqina Spencer, Karlee Squires, Frances Steffens, Tyler Stocks, Amy Tinker, Philip Waters, Kimberly Waters, Talmadge Williamson and Carneilius Wooden II.

Mike Johnson, vice president, welcomed members and their guests. The invocation was led by Shanna Andrews, treasurer. The pledge of
membership was led by
chapter President Dena Douglas.

The chapter recognized its advisers, Erica Schatz, Allied Health Division chair, and Velma Worsley, lead cosmetology instructor, and their assistants, Theresa Edwards, student activities coordinator, and Morgan Roberson, human resources specialist.

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 chairwoman.

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, club members plan to work with the
Beaufort County Humane Society and target charitable activities for children’s cancer patients.

A reception for new members and their guests followed the ceremony.

 

Members of BCCC’s Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society attending the induction ceremony pose for a group photo.
Members of BCCC’s Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society attending the induction ceremony pose for a group photo.

 

 

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