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NSCC students named to Phi Theta Kappa's
All-Massachusetts Academic Team

North Shore Community College (NSCC) students, pictured l-r,  Laela Bisgrove, Byfield; Larissa Louissaint, South Hamilton; and Vanessa Molina, Revere were among the 39 Massachusetts community college students named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.

Student awardees, some of the highest academic achievers of the state’s 15-member community college system, are traditionally honored at a celebratory ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House.  However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team ceremony originally scheduled for April 8, 2020 at the State House was cancelled.

This year, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) will honor community college scholars for their induction to the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Massachusetts Academic Team through a virtual “PTK Community College Excellence Week.” From Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, MACC will highlight the 39 student members of the All-Massachusetts Academic Team for their outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student service on its social media pages.

“All of us in the Massachusetts community college system are incredibly proud of the PTK All MA students. Not only do they excel academically, but are involved student leaders on campus, doing great things for themselves and their peers. We are so happy to see them awarded with this prestigious designation in celebration of all that they have accomplished through their own determination, motivation and grit. While this year we must celebrate them virtually, we are proud to showcase our nationally-recognized students of the 15-college system,” said Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, president of North Shore Community College and current chair of the MA Council of Community College Presidents.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges, and has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for more than 100 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa. 

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