5 February 7 College Presidents to Receive Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards Tweet February 5, 2019 General news, press releases, PTK Catalyst, Hallmark Awards 0 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize seven retiring college presidents and chancellors with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award during PTK Catalyst 2019, the Society’s annual convention, April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. These awards are given to retiring college presidents who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students over the course of their career. Recipients are nominated by the students on their campus. Phi Theta Kappa students have a 91 percent student success rate, and research has shown that strong presidential leadership and support increases the success of their chapter and the depth of the member’s college experience. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida. The 2019 recipients are: Dr. John Avendano President, Kankakee Community College Illinois Dr. Jean Conway President Emeritus, Eastfield College Texas Dr. Kenneth Ender President, Harper College Illinois Dr. Glen Gabert President Emeritus, Hudson County Community College New Jersey Dr. Augusta Julian President/CEO Emeritus, Bluegrass Community and Technical College Kentucky Dr. T. Eston “Bud” Marchant President, Central Carolina Community College North Carolina David Reist President, Highland Community College Kansas Comments are closed.