l-r, Harrison Davis, Ryan Duggan, NSCC President Patricia A. Gentile, Nirwendjie Altidor, Robert Boisvert
North Shore Community College (NSCC) students Nirwendjie Altidor, Salem; Robert Boisvert, Beverly; Harrison Davis, Middleton and Ryan Duggan, Saugus were among 36 Massachusetts community college students named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.
Student awardees, some of the highest academic achievers of the community college system, were this week honored and presented with medallions and certificates during a ceremony held in the Great Hall of Flags of the State House. The event is hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) and co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Students are eligible for nomination by their College president if they have earned a minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and have completed significant community service. All four NSCC award recipients’ GPA’s were 3.96 or higher, with both Boisvert and Duggan earning a 4.0.
In addition to membership on the All-Massachusetts Academic Team, six students earned additional recognition through scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the All-USA Academic Team. NSCC students Davis and Duggan both received $1,000 scholarships for being named Coca-Cola Foundation Bronze Medal Scholars.
“All four of these students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and community service. They will be outstanding leaders in their communities and chosen professions. We’re so proud of them for what they have achieved and what they will continue to accomplish,” said NSCC President Patricia A. Gentile.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 100 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program.