Business & Technology Phi Theta Kappa chapter inducts 13 students

President Dr. Jackie Gill, at left in second row, and Dean of Student Development Ryan Meador, at right in back row, with students who were inducted into the Beta Tau Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Wednesday at MCC-Business & Technology.

Thirteen individuals were inducted into the Beta Tau Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus.

Ten MCC-Business & Technology students attended the event, receiving certificates and flowers. Guest speakers included Dr. Jackie Gill, president of the campus.

“We have so many wonderful students on the Business & Technology campus, and it’s important that we celebrate their successes,” Gill said. “We’re honored to induct a great, talented group into Phi Theta Kappa.”

The ceremony began with a welcome from Mike Cline, the organization’s faculty adviser and coordinator of the Engineering Technology program, followed by a speech from Gill.

After the induction, a representative from the University of Central Missouri conducted a presentation on Phi Theta Kappa. Ryan Meador, dean of student development, provided the closing remarks.

Inductees for the spring semester are Elizabeth Anderson, Jodi Fowler, Christian Hernandez, Daniel Hoge, Calvin Kenslow, Paige Knight, Matthew Lirley, Thomas Niffen, Anne Owen, Brian Ranck, Ashley Raymond, Anthony Timberlake and Rachel Torre.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. Phi Theta Kappa provides an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

To be a member of the Beta Tau Kappa chapter, a student must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, have completed at least 12 credit hours at the Business & Technology campus and maintain a 3.0 GPA after joining.

View a photo gallery from the induction ceremony on the MCC-Business & Technology Facebook page.

Organizers of Wednesday’s induction were Cline, Shawn Smith, Tamara Huff, Tatia Shelton and Tracy Leeper.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact Cline at, Smith at or Shelton at