Contributed by Dana Seelye, Campus Librarian and Student Services Coordinator
The Remington College – Fort Worth Campus chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is proud to announce the recipients of the Honor Society’s $1,000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. They are:
- Melanie Freeman, in the Digital Graphic Art degree program.
- Vanessa Dodson, in the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG diploma program.
The National Vocational and Technical Honor Society was founded in 1984 by C. Allen Powell and Jon H. Poteat, two instructors at a vocational school in Spartanburg, North Carolina. By 2003, after the unanimous vote of all members present, the organization’s name was changed to the National Technical Honor Society, or NTHS. According to the NTHS website, its mission is to “lift up and publicly recognize men and women committed to excellence, values, and achievement.”
Student Reactions on Winning the NTHS Scholarships
Vanessa said that winning one of the first NTHS scholarships at the Fort Worth Campus is “amazing, a blessing, and such an honor.” When we asked Melanie how she felt about her $1,000 scholarship, she told us, “It was such a surprise! Just being a member of the National Technical Honor Society is a great honor in itself and will definitely have a positive result on my résumé.” She went on to say that winning this scholarship will make the financial part of her education easier as well.
These ladies are fine examples of the excellent students we have in the National Technical Honor Society at the Fort Worth Campus. We express our thanks to the National Technical Honor Society for their mission to help technical students everywhere, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to these two honorees and their families.
Recent Fort Worth Campus NTHS Activities
Currently, the Fort Worth Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society has more than 35 members who participate in many community activities and fundraisers. Recently, they raised money by selling baskets of donated items for the benefit of St. Jude’s Hospital and collected blankets for homeless puppies so that they could have a bit of warmth as they wait to be adopted. Truly, these students are “committed to excellence, values, and achievement.”