Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

STUDENT SUCCESS SHOWCASE: Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon Recognizes Top Students

The VCCS honored its best and brightest students at the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Virginia Academic Team Awards Program luncheon on April 19 in Richmond.

The elite PTK Honor Society recognizes the high academic achievement of community college students around the country. (A student must have completed at least 12 hours of associate degree course work with a cumulative 3.5 GPA.) This year’s PTK recipients included 74 students representing all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  

Special guest, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of PTK, reminded those in attendance that “This honor is about much more than academic success,” she said. “These students are not here today because of what they know, or who they know, but how others know them… These students are not just the ones taking copious notes – sitting in the front of the classroom. They are working to make a difference outside of the classroom as well. They are tutors for other students, building food pantries, serving in leadership roles in their PTK chapters, organizing blood drives, doing undergraduate research and projects that improve both their colleges and communities. They are the very best each college has to offer in scholarship, leadership and service.”

Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievements!

Click the 2017 PTK All-VA Awards Program (002) to review the list of student award winners, and here to see more event photos.





Laura Osberger

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