Southeast Arkansas College inducted 29 students into the Beta Gamma Mu chapter of the Phi Theta Kapa Honor Society (PTK) recently.

Lynette Bloomberg, wife of SEARK President Steven Bloomberg, was the guest speaker. Lynette Bloomberg also serves the college as a Special Projects Coordinator and English instructor.

As a PTK member herself, Lynette Bloomberg stressed the value of education while also encouraging students to celebrate their accomplishments.

Lynette Bloomberg said that life consists of a recipe of luck, circumstance, and hard work, adding that what “really determines the product of our lives is the hard work we do as we deal with the circumstances and whichever type of luck we’re handed.”

Lynette Bloomberg reminded the inductees their hard work had earned them the opportunity to become members of PTK, but also that this was only the first of many such successes for them.

This year’s new members include Cherisa Baughman of Pine Bluff, Jon Burr of Pine Bluff, Dillon Campbell of Redfield, Kelsey Chadwick of Star City, Chelsea Davis of Redfield, Debra Deshazier of Pine Bluff, Hannah Donathan of Pine Bluff, Amber Duncan of Sheridan, Jeffery Evins of Dumas, Taylor Gill of Dewitt, Charles Harp of Sheridan, Mary Head of Tillar, Tyfani Hogue of Star City, David Highsmith Jr. of Pine Bluff, Curlee Jenkins Jr. of Monticello, Jeffery Little of Pine Bluff, Sara Lunsford of Pine Bluff Taylor Melhorn of Rison, Tonya Merritt of Jefferson, Ashley Newman of Pine Bluff, Salinea Nickolson of Star City, Jordan Nolan of Warren, Towanna Norman of Pine Bluff, Sands Payton of Jefferson, Dylan Plumlee of Pine Bluff, Matthew Robinson of Star City, Susannah Venditti of Star City, Summer Vinson of Rison and Bradley Wood of Rison.

Advisors for Phi Theta Kappa include Lozanne Calhoun, Deb Pyland, Iry Rice, Lynette Bloomberg and Lozanne Calhoun.

To be considered for membership into PTK, students must be pursuing an associate’s degree, have completed at least 12 hours and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.