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Albany Technical College inducts 24 into Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society members, from left, Brandon Thomas, Latronna Bush and Lacy Johnson light candles during Thursday night's Albany Technical College NTHS Induction ceremony at the Kirkland building. (April 11, 2013)

National Technical Honor Society members, from left, Brandon Thomas, Latronna Bush and Lacy Johnson light candles during Thursday night's Albany Technical College NTHS Induction ceremony at the Kirkland building. (April 11, 2013)

ALBANY, Ga. -- Albany Technical College's chapter of the National Technical Honors Society (NTHS) inducted 24 students for spring semester during a ceremony Thursday evening in the college's Kirkland Conference Center.

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Aamir Greene, Albany Tech's 2013 GOAL winner, with the speaker at Thursday night's honor society induction cremeony. (April 11, 2013)

Inducted into the NTHS were Bessie Reggans Bolden, Brandon Thomas, Brian Fudge, Carol Anderson-Johnson, Cassandra Brown, De'Keria Le'Shae King, Derinique Kendrick, Franklin E Harris II, Gabriel Stoyle, Jennifer Caroline Bays-Murphy, Justin Paul Kendall, Kacey Merchant, Kristina Mathis, Kyra Spence, Lacy Johnson, Latronna Bush, Mary Druckenmiller, Mary Moore, Olivia Boyd, Paul Williams, Steven Powell, Trista JoAnne Atkinson, Valerie Watson and Whitney McDowell.

The speaker for the ceremony was Aamir Greene, who is the 2013 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Albany Tech and current Student Government Association (SGA) president.

A current Telecommunications Engineering Technology degree student at Albany Tech, Greene is also part of the college's Achieving the Dream Core Team, which is helping to identify student success barriers. Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1990, Greene has served in the Desert Storm War and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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.