Manchester, Conn. (May 12, 2017) — Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honor society that recognizes current and future leaders in technology professions, inducted 14 new Manchester Community College students into its Gamma Phi chapter.
The college chapter also recognized two MCC staff members as honorary inductees at the recent induction ceremony held Friday, May 5. Nia Mitchell, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) division associate, a resident of Manchester; and Dave Russell, manufacturing program director, of Enfield, were among the honorary inductees.
Established in 1929 at Ohio State University, Epsilon Pi Tau now has more than 125 chapters serving students at accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Its mission is to encourage academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the general study of technology and to prepare practitioners for the technology professions.
In addition to the induction ceremony, the honor society’s Distinguished Service Award was also presented to MCC Professor Mehrdäd Fäézi, of Glastonbury, for his roles as co-principal investigator, Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, and principal investigator, Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program. The Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence, provides resources for students and educators interested in exploring opportunities in today’s technology companies. It is directed by the Connecticut College of Technology, which also sponsors the Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program providing high school students the opportunity to participate in a focused, highly structured, laboratory-based program in basic engineering, teamwork, leadership, interpersonal and technical writing skills.
The Gamma Phi chapter represents the community colleges in Connecticut.
The latest Manchester Community College Epsilon Pi Tau inductees:
Lukasz Burek Portland
Kadeem Douglas Hartford
Marwan Ghellai New Britain
Muadd Ghelli New Britain
Fadil Gobeljic Wethersfield
Zachary Hazzard Ellington
Taj Herman Manchester
Jacob Marsh Bloomfield
Christopher Parent South Windsor
Matt Plante East Granby
Maftuna Rakhimova Glastonbury
George Sharrow Bloomfield
Stanislaus Slupecki Union
Brandon Truman Columbia