SGTC National Technical Honor Society inducts new members | News
CRISP and SUMTER COUNTIES, GA - News release from South Georgia Technical College
The South Georgia Technical College chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted seven new members in a ceremony in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus recently. Mary Cross, Lead NTHS Advisor, presided over the ceremony.
Tawana Baisden of Ellaville, Early Childhood Care and Education; Rodel David of Americus, Medical Assisting; Gerard DeLellis of Andersonville, Culinary Arts; Michelle Polk of Americus, Medical Assisting; Dorcas Reyes of Plains, Criminal Justice; Christopher Rushing of Americus, Practical Nursing; and Julia Sims of Americus, Marketing Management; were inducted into the South Georgia Tech chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) as the ceremony.
In order to receive this honor, students must be nominated by an instructor, be a full-time student at SGTC for at least two complete terms, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
The student must also demonstrate leadership abilities and display a commendable attitude, good mentality, worthy character, credible achievement, and a desire to pursue a career in the field of his or her technical study.
SGTC Vice President of Technology and Institutional Support Karen Werling welcomed friends, family members, faculty, and staff members who attended the ceremony. Dean of Academic Affairs Raymond Holt gave the benediction.
NTHS Advisor Mary Cross explained the purpose of the National Technical Honor Society to inductees and ceremony attendees.
A candle lighting ceremony was conducted by NTHS officers Dorothy Wilcher, NTHS President, and Jared Hampe, NTHS Treasurer. During the candle lighting ceremony, the NTHS officers lit eight candles representing knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.
Mary Cross, along with fellow NTHS advisors Sandhya Muljibhai, and Raven Payne inducted the members by presenting them with certificates and pins.
After the pinning, the students recited the National Technical Honor Society Pledge.
South Georgia Technical College Director of Career Services Cynthia Carter gave closing remarks and congratulated the students on their achievement.
The Society has recognized outstanding student achievement in workforce education since 1984. Over 1,500 schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories are affiliated with the NTHS. Induction into NTHS is a benchmark—the highest award for excellence in workforce education in America.
For more information on the National Technical Honor Society, visit www.nths.org.