Albany Technical College inducted over 70 students into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a ceremony held at 6pm on Tuesday evening, February 15, 2011, in the Kirkland Conference Center. Among the 70-plus, were two of the recently named Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) and husband and wife, Patrick and Beverly Jenkins. Both are enrolled in the Environmental Horticulture program at Albany Tech. Patrick Jenkins was named in the top four finalist for GOAL.
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement and technical education. The organization also offers scholarships every year to its members.
Keynote speaker for the evening ceremony was local business owner and Albany Tech Foundation Board member, Katrina Baranko, who encouraged the students to volunteer in the community and applauded their accomplishments. Students eligible for induction into the NTHS must be enrolled at Albany Tech; must have completed two consecutive quarters of coursework, a minimum of 24 credit hours; must have at least a 3.5 GPA overall and must have made no lower than a B on any course exam. Eligible students must also exemplify the personal qualities of an honor student: safety conscious; working well with others; dependable; trustworthy; responsible; honest; takes pride in work; exhibits good citizenship; and makes a neat and clean appearance. In addition, the student must be recommended by his/her advisor and must maintain the required grade average to remain a member of NTHS.
For more information about the National Technical Honors Society, visit www.nths.org.