Albany – State University of New York Chancellor John R.
Ryan and New York
Community College Trustees Association President Anton N. Kasanof today honored
53 new members of the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa.
The purpose of Phi Theta
Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college
students. Members must have a GPA of between a 3.25 and 4.0 and must sustain
high academic standing throughout the two-year enrollment.
In addition, members have
very strong records of service to the campus or greater community.
“The outstanding young women
and men we honor today have achieved academic excellence, have demonstrated
leadership and possess strong character and integrity,” said Chancellor Ryan.
“While this generation represents just 25 percent of our population, they are 100
percent of our future.
“To the parents and loved
ones, as well as the faculty, staff, campus presidents and community college
trustees who nurtured, mentored, advised and instructed these wonderful students,
our sincerest thanks and praise.”
is a great honor for the New York Community College Trustees organization to
sponsor and organize the annual Phi Theta Kappa award ceremony,” said NYCCT
President Anton N. Kasanof. “As trustees, we are dedicated to providing
students at our community colleges with the means and opportunity to do their
best, to excel and to be recognized for it. At this ceremony, recognition of
our students’ accomplishments by Phi Theta Kappa provides community college
trustees with a deep sense of gratification because it is all about the pursuit
of excellence and the efforts made to achieve it.
is so rewarding to see how the tireless efforts of SUNY, the college
presidents, faculty, staff and trustees have fostered excellence in our
students and at our colleges.”
Chancellor Ryan and President
Kasanof acknowledged the support of Phi Theta Kappa at a recognition ceremony
by the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges and the Faculty
Council of Community Colleges.
Forty four SUNY students and
nine CUNY students were named to the prestigious national honor society. A
complete listing of this year’s recipients is available online, at www.suny.edu, under “News & Announcements.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the
largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.5 million
members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States,
territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.
For more information about
Phi Theta Kappa, please visit: www.phithetakappa.org
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 417,500 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs
on 64 campuses.