Lone Star College-University Park inducts new members into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

By: Lone Star College - University Park
| Published 05/05/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX - Beta Upsilon Nu, the Lone Star College-University Park (LSC-University Park) chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, welcomed 19 new members at a May 2 induction ceremony.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. It is also the largest honor society in American higher education, with over 3.5 million members and 1,283 chapters in 10 nations. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only. To be eligible for membership, students must be enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, and have a grade-point average of 3.5.

Students inducted include Jesibelle About, Stephen Cammauf, Armando Ceren, Barbara Coffyn, Nikki Dash, Ushna Faisal, Luis Garcia, Willie George, Anthony Huerta, Devyn Mehrtens, Victoria Moreno, Nataly Pedroza, William Steagall, Pravin Teekvakaren, Alexandria Tipping, Savannah Tipping, Mae Tjarks, Stephanie Vega, and Ashley Williams.

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage high academic achievement among two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for students to develop professional and leadership skills, earn scholarships, and explore career paths.

The LSC-University Park Beta Upsilon Nu chapter advisers this year are Psychology faculty member Joseph Butler and Business faculty member Sandra Velázquez.

'As faculty advisers of Phi Theta Kappa, Professor Joseph Butler and I are incredibly proud to witness the induction of these exceptional students into our prestigious honor society. These students have demonstrated a true commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and service, and their induction into Phi Theta Kappa is a testament to their hard work and dedication,” said Velázquez. “We have no doubt that they will continue to inspire others and make a positive impact in the world. We are proud to be part of their journey and can't wait to see all the great things they will accomplish as members of this distinguished honor society.'

For information on LSC-University Park's PTK chapter, visit To enroll in summer and fall classes at LSC-University Park, visit, call 281-290-2600, or email

Established in 2012, Lone Star College-University Park has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most innovative higher education institutions in the country, impacting the community's prosperity and upward mobility through student success. LSC-University Park’s expert and compassionate faculty and staff provide students with holistic and immersive education and training in disciplines and industries that meet current and future workforce needs.

Located on the grounds of the former Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett Packard's world headquarters, LSC-University Park's facilities include the Center for Science & Innovation, the Energy & Manufacturing Institute, Learning Innovation Labs, and the Geology Rock Wall. It is also home to the University of Houston-NW Downtown, Lone Star Corporate College, iSchool, and YMCA Children's Academy.

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit

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