September 21, 2023

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CBC Pleasanton honors academic excellence at spring Phi Theta Kappa induction

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Photo CutlinePhi Theta Kappa (PTK) at CBC Pleasanton gained five new members in a spring induction ceremony held on Feb. 18. (second row, from left): PTK Vice President Rebecca Sonnenberg-Rogers; PTK President Diana Munselle; PTK Inductees Dedra Ables; Mason Moore; Felicita Ramirez; Lena Summers; and Chriselda Tierrablanca; PTK Member Maria Moreno; and PTK Member Tesla Martin. CBC staff was on hand to celebrate (first row, from left) PTK Advisor Dr. Mary Ma; Executive Dean of Student Services Lupe Ganceres; Dean of Workforce Training Julia Garcia; CBC President Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza; Dean of Academics Mark Secord; Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Dr. Paula Kenney-Wallace; and Associate Professor of English Anna Hazelrigg.

Headline: CBC Pleasanton honors academic excellence at spring Phi Theta Kappa induction

 PLEASANTON, TX—Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Rho Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) hosted a spring induction ceremony at the CBC Pleasanton site for its newest members on Thursday, Feb. 18. The Pleasanton PTK chapter is honored to  have received generous donations from HEB Pleasanton and local optometrist Dr. Ron Mixon for the induction ceremony.

PTK is an international academic honor society that promotes scholarship amongst two-year college students. PTK provides students with the opportunity to develop a specific skill set focused on honor, leadership and service.

In order to be eligible for PTK membership, students must successfully complete 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Once a student has successfully completed all specified requirements, they are invited to join CBC’s Rho Lambda chapter of PTK.

Students from CBC Pleasanton who were honored at the ceremony include:

Dedra Ables

Mason Moore

Felicita Ramirez

Lena Summers

Chriselda Tierrablanca

Information about CBC Pleasanton’s Rho Lambda chapter of PTK is available by contacting CBC Pleasanton’s PTK Advisor Dr. Mary Ma at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1206 or via email at