Nine ACE Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that nine ACE (Accelerated College Enrollment) Programs students have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college. Students with 12 or more credit hours with a 3.6 GPA or better are eligible for induction into Phi Theta Kappa. One hundred thirty-six ACE students were eligible in 2007. This accomplishment is especially noteworthy considering these students are still in high school and taking college credit courses.

The nine students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa were:
• Elizabeth Gurrant of Batavia, also a College Tech Prep Health Academy Student
• Mary Morgan of Elba
• Megan Murphy of Perry
• Tatiana Pallagi of Avon
• Ashley Renaud of Alden
• Justin Smith of Livonia
• Ashley Wakefield of Livonia
• Amanda Williams of Corfu
• Rachael Yuhnke of Wyoming, also a Genesee Community College President’s Scholarship recipient and College Tech Prep Health Academy Student

Phi Theta Kappa membership offers many benefits. Inducted PTK students are connected to a directory of transfer scholarships which has reached $36 million provided by approximately 600 senior institutions. Phi Theta Kappa also funds annual scholarships to assist students in completing their associate degree studies, and annually selects 20 members to receive the Guistwhite Scholarship for baccalaureate degree studies.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa please contact Rafael Alicea-Maldonado, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry and Phi Theta Kappa advisor at Genesee Community College, at (585) 343-0055 x6391. For more information about Genesee Community College’s ACE Program, please contact Edward Levinstein, Acting Director of ACE Programs, at (585) 343-0055 x6300.

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