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QCC PTK Receives Awards at International Convention

April, 2017
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The Quinsigamond Community College chapter of Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter was recognized recently at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention, held in Nashville, Tenn., on April 6-9.

Ms. Coleman said each year the chapter works for eight months researching an Honors Topic, while taking full-time classes. Many members also have jobs and families. Through hard work and community involvement, the chapter members strive to become a Five Star Chapter.

This year at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention the chapter received many awards. A total of 1,976 entries were received in the 2017 Hallmark Awards completion. The 2017 International Awards the QCC chapter received are:

  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project Awards: The Honors in Action Project Award recognizes the top chapters whose Honors in Action Project entries demonstrated excellence in academic research into the Honors Study topic, leadership roles and leadership development activities, service learning and collaboration.
  • Distinguished Top 50 Chapters: Out of 1,342 chapters, QCC’s chapter was named one of the Top 50.
  • Administrator Awards: Awards are presented to college presidents, campus CEOs at two-year or senior institutions, and state community college directors who have been supportive of Phi Theta Kappa, and are retiring from their careers. The award is in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida. QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry received a Michael Bennet Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Carberry is retiring at the end of this school year after being president at QCC for 11 years.

Ms. Coleman said outgoing officers Kimberly May, Ethan O’Connell, Leah Boutelle, Tony Sanders, Mary Sylvester, Laurence Fankep, Tashena Matthew, Toby Ajayi, John Snyder and Holden Lindblom all worked hard to support the chapter.