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April 8, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has recently selected Johnson County Community College President Dr. Andy Bowne to receive a 2021 Paragon Award for New Presidents. This award acknowledges new college presidents for their outstanding support of student success and their recognition of high-achieving students at their college. 

More than 500 college presidents from across the country were eligible to receive the award and only 22 were selected. Recipients were nominated by PTK students from their colleges.

Dr. Bowne became JCCC’s sixth president on July 1, 2020. He previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the entire Indiana Community College System — 18 colleges statewide.

“Phi Theta Kappa is an important part of how we engage students in pursuing academic excellence at JCCC,” said Dr. Bowne. “In the end, our students win. It’s an honor to serve as president of Johnson County Community College and I appreciate the recognition from our outstanding PTK Chapter.”

Dr. Bowne will be honored in front of more than 10,000 virtual attendees from across the world during the Society’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst 2021, broadcast live April 8 through 10 in Orlando, Florida.

To learn more about the College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, visit our Honors program webpage.