September 21, 2023

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CBC Alice recognizes academic excellence at spring PTK induction


Newly inducted PTK members, which are holding a rose in the above photo, join current PTK Alice members for a group photo after the induction ceremony on April 15. Students are, from top left to right: Dustin Almaraz, Sonia Landis, Nikki Zafiriou, Paula Walker, Sylvia Laughlin, Matt Cantu, Annika Godines, Leana Adams, Laurisa Tanguma, Benito Lazo II; and seated are: Liana Laso, Alexis Estrada, Norma Balboa, and Loretta Torres.

Headline: CBC Alice recognizes academic excellence at spring Phi Theta Kappa induction

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Rho Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently hosted a spring induction ceremony to honor its newest members on April 15 at the CBC Alice site.

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 Alice who were honored at the ceremony for their academic excellence include:

Leana Adams

Dustin Almaraz

Norma Balboa

Alexis Estrada

Sonia Landis

Liana Laso

Benito Lazo II

Laurie Tanguma

Loretta Torres

Questions about the College’s Rho Lambda chapter of PTK may be directed to CBC Alice’s PTK Advisor Christi Morgan at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3004 or via email at