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Two Cape Cod Community College Scholars Honored at State House Ceremony With Peers From Around the State

Cape Cod Community College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members Ethan Anderson of Marion, MA and Emma Comp of Marstons Mills, MA are two of the highest academic achievers within the Massachusetts community college system. and have been honored as members of PTK’s All- Massachusetts Academic Team for 2018. A total of 34 student awardees, surrounded by family, college presidents, elected officials, and mentors, were presented with medallions and certificates in front of the Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Ethan Anderson and Emma Comp with Dean Patrick Preston

Image: Dean Patrick Preston with Ethan Anderson (left) and Emma Comp (right)

The event is co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the Coca-Cola Foundation. During the event remarks were made by State Senator Michael Moore and Dr. Pat Marshall, Deputy Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Dr. Valerie Roberson, president of Roxbury Community College, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

CCCC President John Cox was not able to join the group for the ceremonies, but praised both students for their academic achievement and leadership.

“Each of these individuals has demonstrated their commitment to both academic excellence, and personal growth and leadership, foundational elements of Phi Theta Kappa. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments, and look ahead to future achievements from both,” stated President Cox.

Joining the CCCC students at the event were Dean of Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, and Business Patrick Preston, and CCCC PTK advisor Prof. Kate Martin.

“This event highlights the commitment of community colleges to access, opportunity, and excellence,” said Gretchen Manning, Deputy Executive Officer of MCCEO (the Massachusetts Community College Executive Office). “These students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in programs ranging from healthcare, to public service, to business administration and entrepreneurship, to education and much, much more. Many have already transferred to continue their education and they will all continue to be outstanding leaders in their communities and chosen professions. We’re so proud of them for what they have achieved and what they will continue to accomplish.”

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 99 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.