SRTC-Tifton Inducts 19 New Members into National Technical Honor Society

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

On Tuesday, March19th, the Tifton chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) inducted 19 new members into the organization. The 2019 Spring  NTHS inductees are Felecia Applewhite of Tifton, Adriana Arredonda of Omega, Charlean Barron of Warwick, Jellesa Bozeman of Tifton, Maronda Carridine of Tifton, Shelby Carter of Shingler, Taylor Dean of Tifton, Courtney Draughon of Ty Ty, Tammie Holley of Tifton, Katie Lott of Tifton, Edward Rella of Tifton,  Jake Rice of Ashburn, Felipe Rodriquez of Tifton, Cynthia Shirah of Tifton, Shellice Skeen of Tifton, James Slater of Tifton, Tanara Soots of Enigma, Jace Tison of Doles, and Audrey Williams of Tifton. As a national organization, NTHS has as its purpose: to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership, career development, and skilled workmanship; to reward meritorious achievement in technical education; to encourage and assist technical students in their pursuit of educational and career goals; to develop a greater awareness within the American business, industry, and service communities about the talents and abilities of students engaged in technical education; and to provide technical students with a greater awareness of the world of work.

Katie Lott, dual enrollment student. Katie was the only dual enrollment student inducted this year. Katie is a senior at Tifton County High School where she will graduate this May. After graduation, Katie plans on continuing general education classes at SRTC then transferring to Valdosta State University and enrolling in the Dental Hygiene program. 

“Induction into the NTHS is an incredible honor for our students. These 19 new members embody everything a successful student should strive to be. Membership is into the NTHS is based on several academic criteria in addition to several traits exhibited by students outside of the classroom. This group of students can truly be considered leaders among their peers. The students involved in this organization will have the opportunity to seek scholarship opportunities for post-secondary education, build career portfolios with professional letters of recommendation, serve in leadership roles in communities and industries, and discover opportunities in global networks” commented SRTC Instructor and NTHS Advisor Tiffany Fox.

The qualifications for membership in NTHS are as follows: the student must have completed one full semester in attendance at SRTC and must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of course work. Student must be enrolled in Spring and Fall semester with a minimum of 6 credit hours. Additionally, students must have a minimum of one semester remaining at SRTC.

Benefits of membership in NTHS include a diploma or certificate seal indicating membership, three letters of recommendation sent upon request to any business, industry, or educational institution where member applies, and an excellent resume entry denoting leadership and participation in a student organization.  The student must have a GPA of 3.75 for the semester in which he/she is nominated and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. All program requirements must also be met for the semester in which he/she is nominated. To maintain eligibility for membership, the student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.