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April 6, 2021

Leadership and service pay off!

JCCC President Dr. Andy Bowne congratulating Jacqui White with JCCC Trustees Nancy Ingram and Lee Cross in attendance.

Academic props go out to three of JCCC’s top scholars! JCCC recently awarded these Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) members with Kansas All-State Academic Team scholarships, each worth $300:

  • Kristen Wright – Business Administration major
  • Ashley (Kat) Hooley-Lickteig – Political Science major
  • Jacquelyn (Jacqui) White – Biology major

Jacqui White was also selected for the All-USA Academic Team, an exceptional honor bestowed to only 20 students from a pool of more than 2,000 candidates nationwide.

Recognizing the Academic All-Stars

Through the All-State Academic Teams, the country’s finest community college students compete for recognition, spots on the national team and coveted scholarships.

Scholarship recipients first completed a PTK scholarship application and marked which scholarships interested them. Then JCCC’s designated nominator, Anne Dotter, Director, Honors Program, nominated three students for the Kansas All-State Team.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program, display community and campus involvement and write an essay.

The Kansas All-State Academic Team recognizes Kansas’s two-year college scholars by acknowledging their academic achievement, leadership and service. The top two to four students from all participating institutions in Kansas make up the All-State Team. The winners from around the state go on to compete for a spot on the All-USA Academic team, which honors outstanding students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. 

Much More Than Just a Club

For more than 100 years, the PTK Honor Society has helped millions of high-achieving college students reach their full potential by providing stimulating and enriching opportunities. PTK also promotes the academic integrity of community colleges across the nation.

Johnson County Community College’s chapter of PTK offers students leadership experiences, scholarships, service opportunities and career preparation. It also encourages building connections with peers and helps students transfer to four-year schools. To join, students must be currently enrolled at JCCC, have completed 12 credit hours and have a 3.5 GPA.

Get Involved with PTK!

Are you looking for a rewarding organization that offers not only career preparation and networking, but scholarship opportunities? Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa at JCCC!