Article Posted -- April 11, 2014
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society for two-year colleges will present Sussex County Community College counselor Lisa Moorman with the international level Paragon Award for New Advisors at this year’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida. PTK recognizes that Advisors play a critical role in the success of a school’s chapter. In February, 102 Sussex County Community College (SCCC) students were inducted as new members of the honor society.
The Paragon Award recognizes advisors who have made significant contributions to the growth of the individual members, served as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraged the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and international level of the organization. SCCC Interim Director of Counseling & Advising/International Student Advisor, Barbara Harford commented, “Sussex County Community College is proud of Lisa’s work on behalf of our Phi Theta Kappa students. Her role as Advisor to our PTK chapter is in addition to her specialization in counseling students on how best to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. We are indeed gratified to see her efforts recognized by PTK with the prestigious Paragon Award for New Advisors.”
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.