SANFORD, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – In honor of her contributions to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee has been honored with the society’s Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Bennett Awards honor retiring college presidents who have provided consistently outstanding support to PTK chapters and advisors throughout their careers, according to PTK. Dr. McGee will be recognized with 12 other college presidents during PTK Catalyst 2018, the society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21.
Dr. McGee, who will step down as president of Seminole State in July, became a PTK member in college, was a PTK advisor early in her professional career and served on the PTK Foundation Board. In her role as College president, she helped charter the Pi Lambda Chapter of PTK at Seminole State. She has supported the chapter through her involvement in the planning and implementation of its college project, which focuses on student retention. She also is involved in the chapter’s induction ceremonies, meets with chapter officers to set yearly goals, encourages students to apply for scholarships through the organization and ensures the College recognizes graduating PTK members at commencement each term.
During Dr. McGee’s tenure, Pi Lambda has maintained its status as a Five Star Chapter, the highest ranking in PTK, since 2005. The chapter also was honored with the Chancellor’s Student Service Award in 2015, recognizing its participation in service projects and its promotion of student engagement and involvement. As Dr. McGee has also encouraged student success, Seminole State students have regularly been selected to represent the Pi Lambda chapter as part of the All-Florida Academic Team, and 17 PTK members have received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious and lucrative scholarships for transfer students.