Two members of BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Alpha Tau Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society have been recognized as All-West Virginia Academic Team members.

Pam Hyde and Isabela Ruiz were formally named to the 2020 All-West Virginia Academic Team.

Due to social distancing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no ceremony held. The students received their honors through the mail at home.

Hyde, who serves as the Alpha Tau Lambda chapter vice president of services, will graduate in May with an associate of construction management degree. She plans to continue her education in pursuit of a second associate’s degree, and continue on to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Ruiz, the chapter vice president of communications, graduated in December 2019 with an associate of arts degree. She currently attends West Virginia State University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in public relations. She also works at BridgeValley in human resources and communications, and hopes to continue her career there.

Phi Theta Kappa, two-year college presidents, and community college state associations co-sponsor all-state academic team recognition programs in 39 states. Each two-year college in West Virginia may nominate two students per campus to the All-USA Academic Team. West Virginia students nominated to the national team are generally named to the all-state unit.

Students are selected for membership in the elite academic unit based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,250 chapters across the United States, Canada and Germany. Membership to PTK is by invitation only and extended to students meeting specific eligibility criteria. To be eligible for membership, currently enrolled students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and completed a specific number of credit hours, depending upon their degree program.

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