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May 7, 2013
Seven 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 Joel Kingsland, electronic engineering technology (EET) from Greenwood; Scott Lyons, general engineering technology (EGR) student from Lexington; John Matthews, EGR student from Leesville; Keenan Phillips, EET student from Greenwood; Jared Taylor, EET student from Ninety Six; Tyler Tucker, EET student from Kinards; and Kyle Sitarz, engineering graphics technology (EGT) student from Greenwood.
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. Inductees and officers were, front from left, Jonathan Scott, Corey Nickles and Stephen Rudy. Back, Joel Kingsland, John Matthews, Keenan Phillips, Jared Taylor, Tyler Tucker, and Kyle Sitarz. Not pictured is Scott Lyons. 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.