CollegeFish.org recognized 17 college transfer champions during NerdNation 2014, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, held in Orlando, Florida. Award winners included two-year college students, faculty and staff members; two-year colleges and transfer officials from four-year colleges.
Phi Theta Kappa members from Bishop State Community College in Alabama attend the CollegeFish.org Transfer Triumph Awards during NerdNation 2014.
CollegeFish.org is Phi Theta Kappa’s online college transfer tool, connecting two-year college students with four-year colleges and universities for the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Nearly 800 four-year colleges are represented on CollegeFish.org and offer more than $37 million in transfer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members. CollegeFish.org itself is open to all two-year college students at participating community colleges.
“Since its founding in 2011, CollegeFish has gained many valuable partners and transfer champions at both the two-year and the four-year college levels,” said Jennifer Blalock, Phi Theta Kappa’s Chief Student Support Officer who oversees CollegeFish.org. “This is our way of recognizing and celebrating those championing college transfer and completion, who are establishing a standard of best practices for colleges everywhere in transfer success. We look forward to making this an annual part of NerdNation.”
The CollegeFish.org Transfer Triumph Awards showcased the best and brightest in two- and four-year college transfer initiatives, programming and pathways. It recognized outstanding innovation at both two-year and four-year college institutions; celebrated collaboration and creativity; and showed appreciation for student advocacy and ambassadorship.
Recipients of the 2014 Transfer Triumph Awards are:
Community College Transfer Trendsetter
Robin Graff, Westchester Community College, New York
Victoria Perry, Bishop State Community College, Alabama
Community College Transfer Champion
Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Kentucky
Calhoun Community College, Alabama
Community College Faculty & Staff Fish Fanatic
Heather Owen, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Alabama
Cindy Baker, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Kentucky
Community College Student Fish Fanatic
Howard Stephen Guy, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado
Susann Harding, Tarrant County College, Texas
Christina Urbina, Polk State College, Florida
FeiFei Zeng, Carl Albert State College, Oklahoma
Exceptional Programs & Services
Jeffrey Rhoads, Arizona State University, Arizona
Neal Richardson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
Transfer Pathway Innovations
Nate Elliott, Rockhurst University, Missouri
Ryan Wagoner, University of Kentucky, Kentucky
Partners in Excellence
Kevin Caffey, Dallas Baptist University, Texas
Lynn Russell, Mississippi State University, Mississippi
Evangelyn Diaz, University of Pennsylvania-LPS, Pennsylvania