Mu Alpha Theta Inducts New Members
The Northeast Alabama Community College chapter of Mu Alpha
Theta recently inducted new members during the Fall, 2011,
Mu Alpha Theta is the national mathematics honor society for
community college and high school students throughout the United
States. To be eligible for membership in Mu Alpha Theta a
student must have completed MTH112 Precalculus Algebra or a
higher level mathematics course; have a 3.0 GPA (out of a
possible 4.0) in all two year college mathematics courses at or
above the MTH112 level; and, be pursuing a higher level
mathematics course, that is one above the MTH112 level.
The 2011-2012 Mu Alpha Theta Officers are President: Kim Dalton;
Vice President: Ashley Graham; Secretary: Dustin Dalton;
Treasurer: Tyler Thompson; and Parliamentarian: Josh Banzhoff.
Faculty sponsors are Greg Millican and Milah Breland.
Aerospace engineer Greg Graham spoke to the inductees about his
career centered around the design and testing of Global
Positioning Systems (GPS) and inertial navigation systems at the
U.S. Army Aviation Missile Research Development Engineering
Center in Huntsville. He encouraged students to co-op while
pursuing their degree and pointed out that grades do matter.
Engineering graduates with a Bachelorís degree and a 2.0 GPA
could have a starting salary of $39,000, a 3.0 GPA starting
salary is around $45,000, while a 4.0 GPA with co-op experience
may enter the workforce at $49,000.
Fall semester, 2011, new Mu Alpha Theta members are Cole Adkins,
Noah Allen, Kristen Paige Allison, Heather Bailey, Chloe E.
Ball, Meagan Black, Heather Boyd, John Bullock, Ali Colvin, Cory
Crabtree, Payton Day, Emily Hall, Chris Haines, Nicki Hollaway,
Tammy L. Lachance, Jazmine Lawhorn, Clint McCrary, Joan
Michiaels, Megan Moreland, Zackary Brent Murphy, Jessica LeAnn
Owens, Belinda Darlene Parmer, Michael Patterson, Crystal Reed,
Hilary Todorovich, Adam Trotman, James Michael Walck, and
2011-12 Mu Alpha Theta Officers are (L-R, front) Kim
Dalton, President; Ashley Graham, Vice-President; Josh
Banzhoff, Parliamentarian; (back) Back L to R: Tyler
Thompson, Treasurer; and Dustin Dalton, Secretary
The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is
to promote scholarship in, and enjoyment and
understanding of, mathematics. Mu Alpha Theta offers one
$500 summer honors scholarship to a current Mu Alpha
Theta member planning to register for at least three
semester hours during the Summer, 2012, semester.
Application packets will be available in March. Mu Alpha
Theta will also sponsor an Algebra I Bowl for area
Algebra I students on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 4:30
For questions regarding the summer
scholarship or mathematics courses at NACC contact Greg
Millican, Mathematics Division Chair, at 256-638-4418
ext. *2263 or email at
New members attending the induction ceremony
were (L-R, front) Tammy Lachance, Nicki Hollaway, Emily Hall,
Chris Haines, Payton Day, Noah Allen; (back Zackary Murphy,
Michael Patterson, James Walck, Hilary Todorovich, and Jazmine