61 students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa
North Central Texas College honored 61 students for outstanding academic performance and exemplary citizenship at the recent fall induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education. Membership is by invitation only, extended to students who have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
The chapter’s fall 2012 officers were also recognized: Michael Adesanya, vice president of fellowship and membership; Heather Baldi, Graham ambassador; Megan Hill, vice president of communication; Brittney O’Connor, vice president of leadership; Rowena Prather, vice president of service; and Jenny Warmbrodt, vice president of scholarship.
New inductees at NCTC, by hometown, included:
• Argyle: Olivia Nicole Espinoza, Kylie Payton Holt, Smiljana Keller
• Aubrey: Michaela Lanay Wilson
• Bartonville: Adam D. Shepherd
• Corinth: Mallory Dawn Anthony, Jenae Hibbard, Megan Hill, Lacey Elizabeth Martin, Cheyenne Wesley Miller, John Robert Shaffstall
• Denton: Riley Quinn Caughlin, Brett Daniel Driver, Ricky Edward Evans, Gable D. Irons, Cristina Corina Lepadatu, William Gandani Maraga, Lori Kay Miller, Breana Faith Minick, Pratignya Pant, Monica Ayde Rodriguez, Terri Lynn Urbina
• Hickory Creek: Richard Lee Abraham
• Justin: Justin Eric Decoux
• Krugerville: Jacob Daniel Wofford
• Krum: Brandi Christine Kindiger, Laura Nicole Stephenson
• Lake Dallas: Kimberly Ann Carnes
• Pilot Point: Rachel Marie Miller
• Sanger: Mistie Brown, Julie Ann Munson, Kathryn Ellyse Warren
Regents vote to extend president’s contract
Regents of the North Central Texas Community College District voted unanimously at a recent meeting to extend the contract of NCTC President Eddie Hadlock through 2015.
Hadlock was also given the same pay increase of 3 percent that all NCTC full-time staff members received this year.
He has worked at NCTC in various capacities for 38 years and was named interim president of the school in 2004 and became the full-time president in 2005.
Earth, Wind and Fire trumpeter to perform
The NCTC Jazz Band will have a special guest at its fall concert on Nov. 8.
Legendary trumpet player Bobby Burns Jr. will be a guest artist at the concert, at 7:30 p.m. at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville.
Burns, a member of Earth, Wind and Fire, has recorded and performed with artists including the Temptations, the Four Tops, Boyz II Men, Tony Bennett, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Ice-T.
He joined Earth, Wind and Fire in 2004. His performance credits with the band include American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, a performance for President Barack Obama at the White House, two Super Bowl shows and the Grammy Awards show.
The 17-member NCTC Jazz Band will perform jazz standards as well as more contemporary pieces, in addition to playing special arrangements of classic Earth, Wind and Fire songs with Burns.
The band will share the concert with the Gainesville High School Jazz Band. Burns will perform with both ensembles and will also give a lecture for the high school and college musicians the week of the performance.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $5 for youths and free for NCTC students.
For more information, contact band director Marty Kobuck at 940-668-3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org .