Linwood Inducts 19 Members to the National Technical Honor Society

national technical honor societyThis marks first Harris School of Business campus chapter of the prestigious society

The Linwood campus of Harris School of Business held its first National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony on August 2. This is the first campus of the Harris School of Business to induct students into the NTHS. Nineteen students were honored in a beautiful candlelit ceremony, led by Chapter President Christine Oxenberg, with the help of Chapter Vice President Larissa Riggin, Secretary Jessica Cimato, Treasurer Karen Naegele, and advisors Judy Samuelsen and Susan Montclair.

Each of them spoke eloquently about the society and explained how the Linwood Chapter is working diligently to promote the official goal of NTHS, which is “to see that deserving students be recognized and … community members become aware of the talents and abilities of those who choose Career and Technical Education pathways to a successful future.”

“The Linwood Chapter of NTHS hopes to facilitate the national goal,” says Susan Montclair, the Linwood campus Director of Education, “by providing a smooth transition for students from their education to obtaining job placement in their chosen field.” Oxenberg credits the teamwork of the incredible staff at Harris Linwood for teaching the students and offering their support to help establish the NTHS program.

The 19 students who met the school’s rigorous standards to become the first members of NTHS’s Linwood Chapter include: Gloria Achamizo, Ashley Bednarski, Christine Bertino, Michelle Bonano, Felicia Cox, Iking Davis,  Danielle Gitto, Jordan Hayes, Susan Jones, Joy Korngut, Charlotte McCord, Joanne Reeder, Evelyn Rios, Carmen Rodriguez, Craig Slothour, Reagan Stewart, Camisha Stokes, Brittani Tomes, and Paochi Yan.

Montclair continues, “Recognizing these students for their achievements, leadership, service, and community involvement highlights how Career and Technical Education can help to lead the way in a changing world!”

The advisory board of the Linwood chapter voted the standards required for students to be inducted. They include:

  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • 85% attendance or higher
  • No disciplinary issues
  • Two faculty recommendation letters
  • A written letter from the student explaining why they should be admitted and what membership in the NTHS means to them.
  • Must have attended 450 hours of class before able to submit an application

While community service is not required, it is encouraged.

The board has regular meetings, and more frequently when they have a class of students to induct. Montclair says, “We already have quite a few applicants from the next class or students!”

At the Linwood campus graduation on Friday, August 18, the inducted students wore their NTHS tassel along with their Harris pins and cords.

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