February 15, 2013
Story and Photo by Joe Vinduska
Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.
Sophomores Michelle Klepper and Michelle Miller of Ellinwood from the Great Bend campus, and Mandela Lofton and Marion Schweitzer-Noble of Manhattan from the Ft. Riley campus, all attended the award ceremony and luncheon, which included a keynote address from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Schmidt stressed the importance of public service to the honorees, a virtue held dear by the PTK organization.
“We need to figure out problems, and find ways to solve them together,” he said. “You will all be deciding how to best utilize your talents as you move forward with your education, and I hope that you decide to give some of your talents back through public service and we can leave this place better than we found it.”