Virginia Beach College Inducts Members into Honor Societies

Virginia Beach College inducts 31 new members into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and 4 new members into its Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) Honor Society.  

The ceremony for this Virginia Beach College (Centura College) was held at the Virginia Beach Central Library on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 2 p.m.  Ms. Lois Epps-Medley, an alumni, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) Honor Society

First, Epps-Medley led the ceremony for the Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) Honor Society which serves as the premiere national honor society for private career colleges and universities in America for over 30 years.  Epps-Medley explained the meaning of the Official emblem of the Society, including the Greek letters A.B.K., the Star, the Laurel Branches, and the Official Flower and Colors.   The A is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and associated with the goddess of wisdom, “Athena”.  The B is the second letter of the Greek alphabet and signifies the Spartan General, “Brasidas.” The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, the K represents “Kudos” which denotes glory, credit, and praise.  Mr. Marcus Wesson, Business Program Coordinator, presented the Alpha Beta Kappa certificates to the following students, as well as recognized their scholastic achievements:  Ronald Galloway, Vicky Cherry, Barbara Felton and Jeanette Sumner.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

Secondly, Epps-Medley led the induction ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society.   She introduced Mr. Erik Speer, Admissions Representative, who discussed the purpose and goal of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).  The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) serves as an acknowledged leader for recognizing outstanding student achievement in the field of career and technical education.  

Ms. Debra Hays-Humphries, Massage Therapy Instructor, discussed the significance of the colors, emblem, insignia, arch, and motto of the National Technical Honor Society Banner.  Then Mr. Alvin McCrae and Mr. Michael Reese, Computer Network Management Instructors, led the candle lighting ceremony in which both of them  explained the meaning or attribute of each of the seven candles.   Each Candle represents one of the seven attributes of membership into the Society, including:  Skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.   Those candles surround the “Candle of Knowledge” which represents the knowledge gained by these students through both life experience and study.   

The Program Coordinators for the Virginia Beach College Campus of Centura College presented each of the inductees a membership certificate and an official pin and congratulated each of them.  The following students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS):  LaVonda Armstrong, Terrika Bell, Jamila Berry, Rita Bonelli, Andrea Cooper, Michael Corprew, Capreia Davis, Maria Delrosario, Torian Edwards, Sara Graves, Monique Green Arlethia Harrell, Amber Hensley, Princess Holliman, Deonta Humphrey, Aaron Kent, Dyanne King, Rhonda  Mallison, Megan Maynard, Cindy Mazzella, Marsha Newcombe, Hannah Noll, Mark Pearson, Gordenia Phillips, Jeanine Quillen, Neda Riddle, Veronica Soto, Arnetta  Spikes, Christopher Spruell, Christina Tomlin, Britanny Tracey and Helena Ziegler.

Ms. Mary Morgan, National Technical Honor Society Advisor, led the new members in reciting the society pledge of membership and introduced all the members to the Centura family and community.   Mr. Jeremiah Scarbrough, our Executive Campus Director, recognized the new inductees for their hard work and dedication and their families for their support.  Mr. Jeff Barbour, the School Librarian, concluded the ceremony by reading the poem, “To be of Use” by Marge Piercy.  Immediately following the ceremony, there was a reception for everyone to enjoy cake and punch!

For more information about a career training with this Virginia Beach College, or to speak with an admissions representative and apply for career training, contact Centura College today by visiting our Centura College Website.  You can also learn more about Centura College at our Consumer Information Disclosure page, Your right to know.


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