83 students inducted into honor societies

(Bradenton, FL—April 24, 2019)  Manatee Technical College inducted 83 students into national honor societies April 22 and 23, 2019.

National Technical Honor Society

MTC inducted 62 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on April 23.  The NTHS is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education.  Fewer than two percent of U.S. high school and college students are nominated for membership.

Purposes of NTHS include rewarding scholastic achievement, promoting the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development, and encouraging the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility.

The MTC Chapter of NTHS was organized in 1997 and held its first induction ceremony in the spring of 1998.  This was the first school-year MTC held two ceremonies.  MTC inducted 59 students in December 2018 for a total of 121 for the school year.

National Adult Education Honor Society

MTC inducted 21 students into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) on April 22.  This was the 20th induction ceremony for the MTC Lee Carter Brown Chapter of the NAEHS.

Included in the mission of the NAEHS is to provide meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students and to improve student employment opportunities.  Eligibility for membership is based on attendance, cooperative attitude, and work ethic.

About Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.  MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers 50 career preparation programs, continuing education, and adult general education.  The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.


MTC Spring 2019 National Technical Honor Society Inductees (by program): 

Administrative Office Specialist Veronica Cruz Garcia, Sheila Michel Mayen, Taylor L. Murray, Naomi Perez; Advanced Esthetics Paige Ashurst, Stephanie Schenk; Dental Assisting Technology & Management ATD Maddie Burchett, Alicia Burns, Vanessa Everhart, Lindsay Ann Olive, Morgan Peters, Donna Rios Arroyo, Julianne Marie Spence, Juan Felipe Tovar Pardo, Narcedalia Villegas; Digital Design Maegan Betts, Erica Lynn Celli, Abigail Connerton; Drafting Terry D. Dobson, Anthony Giannone, Curtis Michael Hostetler, Scott Cameron Jones, Spencer Konnen, Gabriel Saucedo, Marissa Jo Smith; Electrician Corey Linzy, Rashon A. Richardson; Massage Therapy David Billingsley, Barbara Pak, Debra K. Perry, Julianne Simmons; Medical Administrative Specialist Argelia Cortes Cruz; Medical Assisting Julia Antunez, Janeli Berrones, Briauna Jones, Martha Liberti, Jessica Martinez; Network Support Services Benjamin Elliott, Vincent Frederick Manzo, Brian Parsley, Carlos Andres Ramirez, Larry Smith; Nursing Assistant Tiffany Garcia-Tercero, Abraham Guerra, Perla E. Mendoza-Vicente, Gisselle Ariana Reyes, Demya Robinson; Optometric Assisting Annissa Alcantara, Elaine Herrera Carrasco, Akera Sanders; Paramedic Randy Joseph Babb, Bo Alexander Gurskis; Pharmacy Technician Brenda Baxcajay, Anna Zantiso; Practical Nursing Morgan Flanary, Emma Palazzolo, Brittany Pennenga, Robert Philen, Kelsey Joyce Slater, Alison Volpe-Knippel; Web Development Claudia Estrada Carmona, and Shivangi Contractor.


MTC 2019 National Adult Education Honor Society Inductees: 

Jose Bergara, Ayse Cemek, Fatima Cemek, Mustafa Cemek, Miryana Colmenares, Yadira Francis Ferrer, Arliss Garcia-Rapalo, Honoria Gomez-Lopez, Joseph Gregor, Daena Hernandez, Ylian Johnson, Natasha Knoeckel, Esmeralda-Yazmin Montes, Marcelo Oliver Hernandez, Anamaria Sanchez, Nipa Uttarachai, Diane Williams, Tomas Xirum, Yongjie Yang, Patcharin Yuwanabun, and Maycol Zavala.

NTHS:  Manatee Technical College massage therapy students Debra Perry, Barbara Pak, and David Billingsley were among 62 MTC students being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on April 23, 2019.  Billingsley said, “This is my second opportunity to be a part of a collegiate honor society—I turned it down when I was at UCF. I’m glad to be a part of it now.”

NAEHS:  A select group of 21 students of adult general education were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society at Manatee Technical College on April 22.  This was the 20th NAEHS induction ceremony for the college.

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