Riverland Community College welcomed 98 students into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Zeta Eta Chapter, this past academic year.
To be eligible for membership, a first-semester freshman must be a full-time student and have earned a 3.25 or higher grade point average. To remain in good standing students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, symbolizes excellence in higher education and a commitment to students. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: (1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa has more than 800 chapters throughout the United States. The Riverland Community College chapter, Zeta Eta, was founded in 1947.
The following students were inducted. Riverland congratulates these individuals for their achievements.
From Adams: Ruth Dehoogh
From Albert Lea: Heidi Czaplewski, Lori Jimenez, Bobbie Lamaack, Danielle McClellan, Amie Petersen, Heidi Roche, Rune Roskov, Grant Vanryswyk, Jason Weitzel, Karen Woodford, Megan Wullschleger
From Amboy: Stephanie Krosch
From Austin: Egnonvi Afanou, Felipe Checa, Jamie Churchill, Michael Daum, Jeff Eng, Karissa Fawver, Spencer Green, Megan Hyland, Elizabeth Johnson, Amber Kraft, Jill Kvam, Kristin Lee, Amanda Maas, Martha Momanyi, Ryan Norton, Krista Olson, Juanita Padron, Mariesa Rossow, Shota Sato, Jamie Vanoosbree, Mark Wachlin, Holly Waltz
From Blooming Prairie, Jelaine Gwilt, Robert Johnson, Kelly Pogones, Amy Thorson, Adam Trotman, Joddy Wildeman
From Buffalo Center: Kristilyn Hunter
From Clarks Grove: Michael Kelly, Megan Peterson
From Dell Rapids: Kara Nelson
From Ellendale: Lance Madson
From Faribault: Rachael Cates Parkanyi, Oscar Gomez
From Glencoe: Chelsey Vorlicek
From Glenville: Kyle Belshan, Derek Nelson
From Grand Meadow: Donna Fenton, Brenda Johnson
From Hartland: Adam Dahlen
From Hollandale: Adam Godeke, Kelly King
From Lake Crystal: Tyler Brand
From LeRoy: Evan Marx
From Lyle: Melanie Aanonson, Galen Thompson
From Mankato: Robert Campbell, Kyle Redlin
From Mapleton: Travis Denn
From Medford: Craig Helgeson, Timothy Summer
From Motely: Machele Michels
From New Richland: Tyler Chester, Kathy Diel, Sarah Starman
From Northfield: Claudia Roman-Jimenez
From Osage: Nicole Ruehlow
From Owatonna: Rebecca Anderson, Meredith Brose, Chelsea Burns, Ryan Glassmaker, Jason Hale, Richard Haville, Trisha Kock, Eric Machacek, Ryan Olson, Sandra Sanchez, Michael Sheppard, Karen Thompson, Amy Tuerk, Stacy Viskocil, Lindsay Wohlenhaus, Gail Zollner
From Racine: Carol Buhr
From St. Ansgar: Daniel Renwick
From Sherburn: Benjamin Jensen
From Stewartville: Brenda Rone
From Walters: Daniel Thiner
From Waltham: Ronda Rohl
From Waseca: Patricia Ryan
From Wells: Misty Chavez, Tonya Dallman
From Winnebago: Andrew Yackley
From Young America: Robb Dent
Riverland Community College, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is a regional comprehensive community college inspiring learning for living through a personalized educational environment. Approximately 4,000 students are served, annually, through a wide range of credit-based educational opportunities. An additional 4,800 students are annually served in non-credit courses. Facilities are located in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna, Minn. Riverland may be found on the Internet at www.riverland.edu.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system comprises 32 state universities and community and technical colleges serving the higher education needs of Minnesota. The system serves about 240,000 students per year in credit-based courses and an additional 130,000 students in non-credit courses.