Rocky Mount, NC - Nash Community College honored 60 of its top students during a recent Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society induction ceremony. Established in 1964, the Gamma Beta Phi society is a national, non-profit, educational, honor and service organization that recognizes excellence in education, while promoting the development of leadership ability and character, and encouraging community service. To receive an invitation for membership, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least 12 semester hours in a major at Nash Community College. The NCC Chapter has earned the National Distinguished Chapter Award for the past 24 years, and the Exemplary Chapter Award since 2009.
Among the many service projects Gamma Beta Phi members participate in is the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at Trinity Retirement Villas in Nashville. Adopt-a-Grandparent began about 15 years ago when a Gamma Beta Phi member's grandmother was a resident at Trinity Retirement Villas. Throughout the year, members visit the residents and take them special treats. At Christmas, Gamma Beta Phi members provide the residents with gifts. "Each member who participates ends up receiving more than they could ever give - the love and appreciation from the Trinity Villas residents. We have found that for some of the residents, we are the only visitors they get to see. It is our honor to be able to visit with these wonderful individuals throughout the year," Gamma Beta Phi Advisor Robin Latham said. Members also serve the community by collecting personal items for My Sister's House, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, raising funds for the United Way Tar River Region and Relay for Life of Nash County, donating books and other items to the Bassett Center and volunteering with Communities in Schools and local literacy efforts. "When I was inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society at Nash Community College in 1985, I never dreamed that one day I would become the advisor for this Chapter. For me, Gamma Beta Phi is rewarding and meaningful. I get to work with the finest students at Nash Community College, and together, we serve the community through various projects," Latham said.
For more information about Gamma Beta Phi, please contact Club Advisor Professor Jay Peacock, Ph.D at 252-451-8303 or Advisor Robin Latham at 252-451-8213. Congratulations to the following inductees:
* 2011-2012 NCC Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Front Row (l to r):
Takisha Alston of Spring Hope (Criminal Justice Technology) Melanie Bashore of Rocky Mount (College Transfer) Cheryl Bass of Nashville (Culinary Arts) Jaye Biggs of Rocky Mount (Office Administration) Tammy Bonta of Wilson (College Transfer) Jamie Bryant of Rocky Mount (Accounting)* Kimberly Byron-Barnes of Elm City (Medical Assistant) Shawn Cheesman of Rocky Mount (Accounting)* Markita Clark of Nashville (Medical Office Administration) Ely Gabriel of Zebulon (College Transfer) Megan Goodsell of Nashville (College Transfer) Melissa Goodsell of Spring Hope (Nursing, Associate Degree) Jennifer Griffin of Rocky Mount (College Transfer) Wanda Hill of Rocky Mount (Early Childhood Associate) Carlen Johnson of Rocky Mount (Nursing, Associate Degree)*
Second Row (l to r): Michael Turner of Elm City (Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant) Jonathan Winchester of Whitakers (College Transfer)* Daniel Wrenn of Nashville (Automotive Technology)* Amy Hudson of Rocky Mount (Criminal Justice Technology) Brittany Joyner of Rocky Mount (Associate in Arts) Tasha Lawrence of Enfield (Medical Office Administration) Bobbie Legg of Rocky Mount (College Transfer)* Brian Leonard of Rocky Mount (College Transfer)* Mary Manley of Enfield (Medical Office Administration) Laurie Middleswarth of Rocky Mount (College Transfer) Denise Mills of Bailey (Medical Office Administration)* Melissa Moore of Rocky Mount (Criminal Justice Technology- Latent Evidence) Kierston Morrison of Nashville (Advertising and Graphic Design) James Mullen of Nashville (College Transfer) Carleen Perry of Rocky Mount (Early Childhood Associate) June Pittman of Rocky Mount (Criminal Justice Technology) Tecia Pittman of Rocky Mount (Medical Office Administration) Sonya Richardson of Hollister (Medical Assistant) CaSandra Shelton of Rocky Mount (College Transfer) Jordan Stallings of Louisburg (Associate in General Education)* Ashley Towne of Zebulon (Associate in Arts) Kelli Williams of Zebulon (College Transfer)
Back Row (l to r):
Andrew Glover of Bailey (College Transfer)* John Haney of Nashville (Nursing, Associate Degree)* Jordan Godwin of Bailey (Advertising and Graphic Design) Sierra Goss of Louisburg (College Transfer) Crystal Giles of Rocky Mount (Medical Office Administration) Alex Barnhill of Zebulon (Computer-Integrated Machining)* Brittni Edmonds of Nashville (Culinary Arts) Kristen Crocker of Wilson (Associate in Science)* Kristen Wood of Rocky Mount (Advertising and Graphic Design) Karaline Borders of Wilson (College Transfer) Christopher Pope of Zebulon (Criminal Justice Technology) Tammy Proctor of Spring Hope (Nursing, Associate Degree)* Michael Redd of Rocky Mount (College Transfer) Deborah Rice of Battleboro (Business Administration) Rebecca Rice of Rocky Mount (Nursing, Associate Degree) Thema Smith of Rocky Mount (Advertising and Graphic Design) Timothy Clement of Wendell (College Transfer)
Gloria Harris of Whitakers (Early Childhood Associate) Paul Haskins II of Rocky Mount (Electrical/Electronics Engineering) Richard Lovshin of Rocky Mount (Networking Technology) Fortunata Matanila of Nashville (College Transfer)* Kimberly Price of Kenly (Physical Therapist Assistant) Heather Stevens of Nashville (Criminal Justice Technology- Latent Evidence)* Billy Walker of Roanoke Rapids (Computer-Integrated Machining)
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Kelley Deal Nash Community College Public Relations Director 252-451-8235