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Two Clinton Community College Students Receive Phi Theta Kappa Award

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Plattsburgh…Two Clinton Community College students have been named to the 2007 All New York Academic Teams for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. They belong to CCC's Alpha Pi Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College.

Set to graduate in May 2007 from CCC, Rivers will receive her associate’s degree in Human Services and Ray McCarthy will receive his associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Rivers and McCarthy are two of the 53 New York State students nominated by their college presidents for this prestigious honor and represent the top students from their respective colleges. The award recognizes the scholarly achievements of students enrolled in community, technical and junior colleges. Students need to have achieved a 3.25 or better grade point average and volunteer community service and pursue cultural enrichment outside the classroom.

The New York Community College Trustees of the State of New York (NYCCT), the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges (APPCC), and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC) hosted a celebration for the State University community colleges and their scholars. Rivers and McCarthy were among the students recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa Awards Luncheon held April 18, 2007, in Albany.

Dr. Maurice “Moe” Hickey, President of CCC said, "We are proud to have our best students recognized for their scholarly achievements. Students who are successful at CCC will be successful in whatever endeavor they strive for. The faculty and staff recognize that our students reflect the accomplishment of our entire community."