EWC Initiates Eight Students into Phi Theta Kappa
October 30, 2003
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that eight students were initiated into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at noon on October 22, 2003, in the Dolores Kaufman Board Room. Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Aylin Carey, Brad Cox, Travis Hansen, Brandi Herdt, James Marquez, Aimee Mehrens, Drew Murphy, and Erin Swingholm. Dr. Ezdan Fluckiger, a physician with Banner Health Systems, gave the keynote speech.
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programs. To be eligible for membership, a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of Associate Degree course work, earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and be a full-time student.
Aylin Carey is majoring in Pre-Pharmacy with plans to become a pharmacist. She is a 1999 graduate of Bayard High School. Bradlee Cox, a 1998 graduate of Fredonia High School in Fredonia, AZ, is also majoring in Pre-Pharmacy with aspirations of becoming a medical doctor. He is married to Tracy and has one son, James. Travis Hansen, a 2002 graduate of Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School, is studying Business Administration with plans to attend the University of Wyoming to finish his degree. Brandi Herdt, also a 2002 graduate of Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School, is an Elementary Education major with plans of becoming a teacher. Brandi and her husband, Brandon, live in Torrington. James Marquez, a 1989 graduate of Gering High School, is a Political Science and Economics major with plans to earn a degree in Philosophy and International Studies. His goal is to instruct at the university level. Aimee Mehrens is majoring in Pre-Veterinary medicine and plans to transfer to the University of Wyoming. Her goal is to finish her degree in Veterinarian Medicine at Colorado State University. Aimee and her daughter, Elizabeth, live in Torrington. Drew Murphy, a 1998 Torrington High School graduate, is majoring in Criminal Justice and he plans to become a DNA Technician/Forensic Investigator. Erin Swingholm, a 1997 graduate of Torrington High School, has already earned an Associate of Arts degree in Education and is majoring in Cosmetology and plans to become a cosmetology instructor. She is married to James Swingholm and has three children KayDee, Jenna, and Mason.
For more information about Phi Theta Kappa at Eastern Wyoming College, please contact Janet Martindale at 307.532.8288 or Nick Roster at 307.532.8294.