PTK at ECC in Union Inducts 57 Members this Spring

April 12, 2022 | Campus News

This spring, 57 members have been inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College in Union.

The chapter held its annual Spring New Member Induction Ceremony in March, with guest speaker Amber Dietrich, the chapter president in 2019-2020.

Dietrich was a Distinguished Chapter Officer for the Missouri Region in 2020. In 2019, she was a Distinguished Chapter Member at both the Regional (state) and international levels.

There were 16 new members, with guests, who attended the induction ceremony, making the total number of attendees about 100, according to Kevin Dixon, PTK advisor of the Chi Delta Chapter.

Students must have at least a 3.4 GPA and be a full-time student for one semester to be invited into PTK. Members must then maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 once they are inducted into the honor society.

There are more students who have been invited to join but haven’t yet, Dixon said. Those students can still do so through the end of the year.

Membership is open to all majors throughout the college, including anyone working toward a degree or certificate.

To learn more about PTK and to find contact information for advisors, visit

Listed below are the new members followed by their hometown:

Katherine Angell, Gerald; Cooper Beckett, Sullivan; Cheyenna Birkmann, Union; Miriam Bondor, Labadie; Blair Bowers, New Haven; Chelsey Bray, Belle; Brayden Brown, Berger; Jillian Brown, Cuba; Annika Brunner, Washington; Michael Buhr, Washington; Hannah Campbell, Sullivan.

Wesley Corum, Leslie; Samuel Duncan, Washington; Alexis Emily, Potosi; Julio Gonzalez, Union; Morgan Green, Herculaneum; Alexis Ham, Bourbon; Carly Hamlyn, Labadie; Madison Hawkins, Washington; Tyler Heidbrink, Owensville; Alyssa Helms, Union; Zachary Hoelscher, Warrenton; Allison Huddleston, Marthasville; Brooklyn Hyatt, St. Clair; Casey Klein, Washington.

Riley Klekamp, New Haven; Zachary McCabe, Wildwood; Kelsey McPherson, Union; Ian Meyer, Union; Madison Meyer, Marthasville; Raeleigh Miller, Sullivan; Brandon Mitchell, Villa Ridge; Ruby Mitchell, Union; Austin Moore, Grubville; Cheyenne Moore, St. Clair; Kalie Mullings, Warrenton; Kaitlynn Myers, Leslie; Benjamin Oberlies, Washington; Josie Obermark, Washington.

Paige Pelster, Union; Gavin Pickard, Union; Victoria Plocinski, New Haven; Jayde Roettgers, Washington; Katie Rushing, Washington; Madelyn Ruszala, Pacific; Kiley Sanders, St. Clair; Tony Schwartz, Washington; Dylan Smith, Robertsville; Macie Steffens, Washington; Emma Thomas, Union; Justin Todd, Pacific; Adam Vancil, Union; Elijah Waters, Rosebud; Alysha Willis, St. Clair; Allison Wilson, Berger; Melissa Winters, Warrenton; and David Wysong, Sullivan.