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STLCC-Florissant Valley President, Staff, Students Receive Awards at Phi Theta Kappa Convention

April 10, 2008

Sarah Perkins, left, and Marcia Pfeiffer received
awards at the recent Phi Theta Kappa International

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley President Marcia Pfeiffer received one of the most prestigious awards presented by Phi Theta Kappa, and campus staff and students also were recognized at the recent Phi Theta Kappa International Convention.

Pfeiffer received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, presented to outstanding community college executive officers for outstanding effort given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa and their respective campus chapters.

Sarah Perkins, vice president for academic affairs, received the Administrator Award of Distinction. This award is to community college administrators, excluding presidents and CEOs, who have demonstrated during their tenure a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa.

Sharon Fox, associate professor in library science and Phi Theta Kappa adviser, received the Mosal Award. The award encourages advisers to incorporate Phi Theta Kappa hallmarks of scholarship, leadership and service into their professional development. Fox will explore links between traditional Chinese medicine theory and the Jin Shin TARA Approach, a Japanese-based energy medicine practice.

Florissant Valley’s Pi Kappa Chapter received the Scholarship Hallmark Award and was named one of the 100 top chapters. Florissant Valley business administration major Mahmedein Mahmedein, who last year was elected a Region III international vice president, presided over the convention with the other members of the international officer team. He was the first St. Louis Community College student ever elected to an international position with Phi Theta Kappa. Holding an international office is considered the pinnacle of leadership within Phi Theta Kappa.

Founded in 1918 by presidents of two-year colleges in Missouri, Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year institutions. The honor society recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students, and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.