PTK receives regional, international awards

ELLEN REID
Staff Writer

KC’s Gamma Omicron Chapter of  Phi Theta Kappa,  honor society for two-year colleges, recently received three major awards  at the Texas Regional Convention in Dallas. Dr. Gerald Stanglin, vice president of instruction, was recognized as the Distinguished College Administrator Award for all the work he has put into PTK. Stanglin was also honored at the International Conference April 3-6 in San Jose, Calif.

Susan Yellott, math instructor, also received the Texas Regional Adviser Recognition Award for years of service as PTK adviser. A stone will be placed at the Headquarters in Jackson, Miss., with her name and the dates of service.

O Rufus Lovett / SPECIAL TO THE FLARE || Kenny and Brittany Knowles,  Winners of the Gold Scholar Coco-Cola Scholarship
O Rufus Lovett / SPECIAL TO THE FLARE || Kenny and Brittany Knowles,
Winners of the Gold Scholar Coco-Cola Scholarship

“We did not know she was getting this award, so it was a nice surprise,” said current PTK adviser Michele Daniels.

Two KC students were awarded the Gold Scholar Coca-Cola Scholarship: husband and wife, Kenny and Brittany Knowles. They were recognized in Austin and again at the International Conference. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 gold, 50 silver and 50 bronze scholars and provides $1,500 scholarship for each gold scholar. Community colleges may submit no more than two nominations per campus.

PTK will also participate in the 11th annual Kilgore Relay For Life from  6 p.m.- 6 a.m. starting Friday, April 19, at the Kilgore baseball and soccer fields. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, with all proceeds going to find a cure for cancer.

The Kilgore Relay For Life is hoping to hit the $1 million mark this year with money raised the past 11 years. The event is open to anyone who wants to attend, and it has no participation fee. The PTK team has been asked for each person to raise a minimum of $100.

Anyone who would like to donate to the relay can email Daniels at mdaniels@kilgore.edu. For more information or to participate, go to www.relayforlife.org/kilgoretx.

PTK’s new members from this spring have until April 30 to pay membership fees.