PTK Honors Luncheon 2022

CCC students make PTK All-Academic Team

CCC students make PTK All-Academic Team

Tue Apr 12, 2022

Tyrik King, Sami Talsma, Arlen Leiker, and Candace Taylor at the PTK luncheon on April 1, 2022, in Junction City.Colby Community College sophomores Konnor Griffin, Tyrik King, Anahy Sandoval-Sanchez, and Candace Taylor were named to the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during the Annual Phi Theta Kappa Honors Luncheon on April 1 in Junction City.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the national honor society of the two-year college. The organization focuses on leadership, scholarship, service, and fellowship and connects students to growth opportunities and potential transfer scholarships. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA to be accepted.

Griffin is a Colby High School graduate studying business administration. The treasurer for CCC's Rho Iota PTK chapter, he is the son of Greg and Emily Griffin.

A Liberal High School graduate, King handles public relations for the Colby PTK chapter. In addition to being a resident assistant in student housing, the psychology major also played on the Trojans basketball team the last two seasons. He is the son of Dusty Cole and Christina Leon.

Sandoval-Sanchez is a student in the dental hygiene program. The Phillipsburg High School graduate aims to complete her degree and pass the national board exam in 2023 before beginning her dental hygiene career in Michigan. Her parents are Jose Hernandez and Zaida Hernandez.

Taylor graduated from Golden Plains High School. As an elementary education major, she is the PTK secretary and participates in choir, Sunflower Singers, band, Band Staff, and Catholic Fellowship. After completing her degree at CCC, Taylor intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Fort Hays State University. She is the daughter of Scott and Denise Taylor.

Also attending the event at the Courtyard by Marriott were CCC President Dr. Seth Carter, Vice President of Student Affairs Nikol Nolan, Vice President of Business Affairs Justin Villmer, Phi Theta Kappa advisor Sami Talsma, English instructor Dana Juenemann, and Board of Trustees member Arlen Leiker. Others present were university representatives, legislators and staff from the Kansas Board of Regents.

Each student is now a candidate for the All-USA Academic Team.