Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Congratulations to the 58 students who are the newest members of the College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, inducted into PTK during a special candlelight ceremony on Nov. 8. They exemplify leadership and service and have all achieved an impressive 3.65 or higher GPA. PTK is the international honor society of students attending open-access institutions and seeking associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, or other college credentials.
“I take tremendous pride in congratulating all of the students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an impressive achievement which recognizes their hard work and the commitment they have made to themselves and to their education,” said Dr. Steady Moono, College President. “They are outstanding representatives of SUNY Schenectady who will go on to do great things.”
Alumni Speaker during this special evening was Parmesh Thakoordial, who is President of the College’s chapter of PTK. Parmesh graduated in May 2023 with his degree in Science and is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University at Albany. Jennifer Malave is Vice President of the College’s PTK chapter. She graduated in 2021 with her degree in Human Services. Jennifer is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University at Albany. Amat Baraeya, Nutrition major and Ambassador for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, is Secretary of PTK.
Dr. Steady Moono, College President, and Dr. Mark Meachem, Vice President for Academic Affairs, also addressed the students, their families, friends, and College faculty and staff, congratulating the new PTK members and all of their vision supporters.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inductees:
Jessabelle Lee Railine
Bryan Rosales Elias
Thank you to PTK Advisors Dr. Lorena Harris, Director of C-the STEP Program in the Division of Math, Science, Technology and Health, and Dr. Babette Faehmel, Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts, Dr. Hope Sasway, Dean of the Division of Math, Science, Technology and Health, and the SUNY Schenectady Foundation.