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CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Brightpoint Community College celebrated the induction of nearly 90 students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during a ceremony held at the institution’s Chester Campus on April 25, 2024. Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society for two-year colleges and is the largest honor society in American higher education. It recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. 

Brightpoint’s Beta Omicron Omicron and Tau Rho chapters of Phi Theta Kappa welcomed the following new members (zip codes appear in parentheses):

Beta Omicron Omicron Members
Aliya Alasad (23235)
Tracie Artis (23236)
Lauren Bello (23114)
Noah Bowen (23236)
Emma Jo Braun (23112)
Destinee Broocks (23838)
Shawn Brookins (23112)
Orangel Bustamante (23225)
Tushar Chhabra (23834)
Joseph Cumbie (23832)
Ilaria Degli Agostini (23231)
Nikhil Deshpande (23112)
Gorg Ebeid (23229)
Ryan Ellison (23832)
Tina Garcia-Martinez (23112)
Jessica Garner (23838)
Jake Gofton (23238)
William Golden (23803)
Dana Gonzalez (23294)
Emily Gottschalk (23139)
Quinn Green (23059)
Caroline Harper (23139)
Michaela Huvard (23114)
Aiden Karga (23059)
Audrey Lennon (23139)
Justine Madigan (23238)
Franciele Momberg (23005)
Laith Naser (23112)
Joseph Nguema Ondo (22302)
Alex Nielsen (23233)
John-Lewis Opher (23060)
Joshua Ralcewicz (23112)
Caleb Ramey (23112)
Auder Reyes Morales (23236)
Camila Sánchez Carrera (23116)
Kathryn Smith (23139)
Hamin Son (23114)
Vincent Torrijos (23139)
Karis Traylor (23112)
Nathan Veater (23139)
Paul Veater (23139)
Jonathan Villatoro (23112)
Hanna Vosburg (23113)
Margaret Wilkinson (23114)
Ameen Zia (23224)

Tau Rho Members
Joshua Adkins (23803)
Sumaia Al Saidi (23805)
Daniela Andrade Coelho (24319)
Divine Barabara (23234)
Kaitlin Bayer (23237)
Sophia Bitner (23834)
Scott Brown (23860)
Ryan Campbell (23836)
Rhakitta Carter (23875)
Ava Cavey (23834)
Diya Chhabra (23834)
Christina Coburn (23840)
Alexandria Davis (23231)
Yoselin Del Cid (23234)
Ciara Donlon (23831)
Rachel Essilfie (23225)
Abigail Farrow (23831)
Trudy Fisher (22520)
Breanna Harrison (23803)
Thomas Hendrick (23831)
Daniel Hunter (23112)
Jasmine Irving (23860)
Nicolle Jack (23860)
Monica Jackson Edwards (23225)
Micah Jefferson (23803)
Jesse Landis (23040)
Kayla Markwith (23113)
Christy Martin (23231)
Tiffany Meadows (23834)
Cindy Monohan (23124)
Matthew Nowacki (23838)
Lenore Parker (23235)
Yerik Rojas (23831)
Akeyla Ruffin (23234)
Leanne Ruiz (23235)
Nicole Soriano (23831)
Louise Taylor (23836)
Glorious Tshitende (23860)
Adriana Ugalde-Mondragon (23834)
Ashley Walters (23235)
Josef Wolpert (23231)
Olivia Wolpert (23231)
April Wright (23112)
Leigh Zahm (23832) 

To be eligible for membership in Brightpoint’s Tau Rho and Beta Omicron Omicron chapters of Phi Theta Kappa, students:

  • Who have completed 15-45 credit hours need to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.65, be in an associate degree program, and be enrolled full time during the semester they become a member. 
  • Who have completed more than 45 credits must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, be in an associate degree program, and be enrolled full- or part-time at the college during the semester they become a member. 
  • Who have transferred to Brightpoint may use a maximum of 12 transfer credits to establish total semester credit eligibility.

Photographs taken at the ceremony may be found at  

Brightpoint Community College, one of the largest institutions in the Virginia Community College System, envisions a success story for every student. Brightpoint offers students a high-quality, high-value education, with more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in in-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,700 students during the 2022-23 academic year. It also assisted more than 4,000 learners through Community College Workforce Alliance, the shared workforce division of Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.