November 2, 2012
Ten new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate degree and baccalaureate candidates.
Inductees were Stephen Barger, engineering graphics technology (EGT) student from Hodges; Ricardo Calhoun, electronic engineering technology (EET) student from Greenwood; Mark McMurtury, general engineering technology (GET) student from Whitmire; Jorge Ortega, EGT student from Abbeville; Stephen Rudy, GET student from Greenwood; Allison Schofield, EGT student from Gray Court; Jonathan Scott, EET student from Ninety Six; Evan Warner, EET student from Troy; Grant Willis, mechanical engineering technology (MET) student from McCormick; and Johnny Willis, GET student from Newberry.
Tau Alpha Pi is open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment. Piedmont Tech’s Eta chapter began in 1995 and is one of only three chapters in the state.
Photo Caption: The Tau Alpha Pi Engineering Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual induction for new students. Inducted were, front from left, Ricardo Calhoun, Allison Schofield, Mark McMurtury and Stephen Barger. Back, president Cory Nickles, secretary Brianna Williams, Jorge Ortega, Grant Willis, Jonathan Scott, Stephen Rudy and vice president Brandy Hudson. Not pictured are Evan Warner and Johnny Willis. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, open by invitation only to the top four percent of an institution’s total engineering technology enrollment.