JCC Students Named to PTK 2022 All-NY Academic Team
Published: May 31, 2022
Jefferson Community College (JCC) is pleased to announce Malachi R. Adkins, Watertown, and Katherine A. Monteith, Watertown, have been named to the All-New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges. To be chosen for the All-New York Academic Team, students must hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 and have a history of scholarly achievement. In addition to academic achievement, candidates are also evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement. Both students were recognized for their achievements at the College’s Student Awards Ceremony held on April 28, 2022.
Adkins anticipates graduating with his associate in arts (A.A.) degree in humanities and social sciences from JCC in May. Adkins holds a perfect 4.0 GPA and has been named to the President’s List each semester and participates in the College’s optional Honors Program. He is vice president of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. He serves as a peer mentor, an orientation leader and volunteered as a teacher assistant in the College’s pilot program for first year students. In April, he was named Outstanding Statistics Student, Outstanding Honors Student and Outstanding Liberal Arts Student. Additionally, he received an Outstanding Creative Writing Contribution Award for his submissions to the Black River Review, a journal of poetry, musical arrangements, prose and fine arts. He anticipates transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Monteith anticipates graduating with her associate in arts (A.A.) degree in humanities and social sciences from JCC in May. In addition to being a full-time student, she is an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army Reserves. She is president of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and participates in the College’s optional Honors Program. Monteith holds a 3.71 GPA and has earned President’s and Dean’s List honors each semester at JCC. In April, she was named Outstanding Honors Student. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and serves as a peer tutor. After graduating from JCC, Monteith will begin employment as a Park Ranger Interpreter at the National Mall in Washington D.C. In the fall, she anticipates transferring to The Catholic University of America to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history.
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