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College President to Receive Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award

Diana Van Der PloegCollege President to Receive Bennett
Lifetime Achievement Award

Jackson, MS – Retiring Butte College President Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg will be honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award during Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in Seattle April 7-9, 2011. A total of seven college administrators will be recognized for providing many years of committed service to Phi Theta Kappa—the international honor society for two year colleges-- and their campus chapters.

Named in honor of the former president of St. Petersburg College in Florida, Dr. Michael Bennett, this award is presented to retiring college administrators for their exemplary dedication to Phi Theta Kappa while promoting the goals and ideals of the Society. The selected administrators have also proven to be commendable supporters of their college's Phi Theta Kappa campus chapters and Phi Theta Kappa regions.

The 2011 Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are:

Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg
Superintendent/President
Butte College
California

Dr. Tom Burke
College President
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas

Dr. Allen Edwards
President
Pellissippi State Community College
Tennessee

Dr. Stephen Kinslow
President/CEO
Austin Community College
Texas

Marilyn K. McGahan
Vice President
North Platte Community College
Nebraska

Mr. Lawrence Miller
Campus Director
Delaware Technical & Community College
Delaware

Dr. Stuart Steiner
President
Genesee Community College
New York

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Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,270 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually.

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