The Holmes Community College Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, housed
on the Ridgeland Campus, inducted 48 new members into the honor society for two-year
college students on Feb. 27 at Ridgeland High School.
Phi Theta is the international honors scholastic society for community colleges that
recognizes intellectual achievement and promotes character, leadership and fellowship
among community college students. Membership is by invitation to full-time students
having a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at Holmes Community College.
Invitations are extended both the fall and spring semesters.
Following a processional of the officers, advisors and inductees, Ridgeland Campus
Vice President Dr. Don Burnham welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Vice President of
Career and Technical Programs Dr. Amy Whittington followed with an invocation before
Holmes President Dr. Jim Haffey gave an address to the students.
"You've proven that you can accomplish anything," Dr. Haffey said. "I know coming
from a smaller town you sometimes wonder if you can compete with the rest of the state
and with the rest of the world. You can. All of us will tell you that you've got to
just keep doing the things you've done to bring you this far and you will be immensely
successful wherever you go. It's an elite club that you're in and I'm pleased that
I get to share that membership with you guys and I look forward to working with you."
Following Dr. Haffey's remarks, Mathematics Instructor/Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Lisa
Anglin, along with the officers, installed the new members and explained meanings
behind the symbolic rituals of the Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony.
2019-20 Officers for the Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter include Nathan Wildhaber, president;
Lorron LaChance, vice president of college projects; Gracie MacGown, vice president
of honors in action; Blake Humphreys, vice president of chapter relations and Luke
Langford, vice president of membership. Along with Anglin, other chapter advisors
include History and Political Science Division Chair Laura Canard and STEM Division
Chair Dr. Antoine Gates.
For more information about the Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter, contact Anglin at firstname.lastname@example.org. ###