NEWTON — Sussex County Community College (SCCC) inducted an amazing group of 73 outstanding students who have shown academic excellence into the most prestigious honor society for community colleges in the United States. A special ceremony was held at the College on November 17 to mark this recognition.Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges and boasts members throughout the country. Membership is based upon academic achievement. Among the criteria for induction, students must be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program and have a GPA of 3.5 or better. As a member of this organization, these students are eligible to apply for Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships offered by over 600 four-year colleges and universities located throughout the United States. Connor Fitzsimmons, SCCC student and PTK president, led the processional and the Pledge of Allegiance while Dr. Jon Connolly, SCCC president, welcomed the students and their families to the reception. Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Batty, chief academic officer and vice president of academic affairs, presented the newly inducted honorees with certificates. The following individuals were inducted into PTK at the ceremony: Amber ApfelbaumKirsten BiemerAllison BookspanChristopher BorowicDaphne Boyd-BerminghamKara CampbellNico CannoneCandace ChapmanEmily ChaykaAlexis CohanRebecca CristilloSteven CurranBernard CutlerVictoria DecepoliJacqueline DelauraKristen DemarestGavin DeYoungAmber DrakeKelly EckertAmanda FantasiaCelina FaschanJames FergusonMichael FranzoneSydney FucitoAlyse GalvinJodi GangwerCedric GastonEleanor HartranftOlivia HayenhjelmTravis HendersonDiana JordanThomas LanzilottiNoelle LittleNicole ManningNoel McCabeCaitlin McDonaldHaley McGeehanTara McGovernKeeley McGregorSamantha MerrillPaige MillerMonica MooreFaith MorrealeAshley Antoinette MurchChristine O’BrienShane O’NeillKathy ParentAlejandro PatinoNicolas PerezElizabeth PetersonSarah PopeSamantha RappDanielle RaySal RinaldoRaymond RoggeroAlex RomanelliKyle SiscoElena SorceHaley SpartaJilyssa StevensAlexis StiresChristopher StundonNicole SwistackHailey SzaboMatthew TraverseMario UmanzorDarius ValentineElizabeth VergeChristopher WayneRayona WebsterChris WilsonCatherine Young-MartinezHelen Zamora-Bustos SCCC provides an array of higher educational opportunities. For more about SCCC visit <URL destination="http://sussex.edu. ">sussex.edu.