BHCC Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thirty-two of the highest academic achievers of the community college system were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Among the students honored were BHCC’s Nadine Borges and Linh Dang. The students were presented with medallions and certificates at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House, accompanied by their families, community college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa college staff, legislators and staff. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team ceremony Linh DangPhi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team ceremony Nadine Borges

‌The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) hosts this event annually atthe State House to showcase the best and brightest of the 15 community colleges in the Commonwealth. The event is co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Coca-Cola Foundation and MCCEO. The event featured keynote remarks from Dr. Carlos Santiago, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Dr. John Cox, this year’s Chair of the Community Colleges Council of Presidents, served as the master of ceremonies.
 
“This event highlights the community colleges’ commitment to access, opportunity, and excellence,” said Bill Hart, Executive Officer of MCCEO. “These students show that no matter their background, they can still attain outstanding academic achievement. We’re glad that each year we can showcase these exemplary students in front of their college presidents, families, and legislators in the General Court.”
 
Photos of the ceremony: https://spark.adobe.com/page/g4nEYFIVyKTDe/