Two CC Community College Students Named to All-Massachusetts Academic Team

On Wednesday, April 2, two Cape Cod Community College students were named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. During a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, students Kai Catalina Pombo and Emma Perry were recognized for demonstrating outstanding intellectual rigor, academic achievement, leadership, and civic growth.

Emma Perry is a member of the College’s PTK Club and Honors Club, will be graduating as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar, and is currently serving as the College’s student representative on the Board of Trustees. Kai Catalina Pombo is the President of the Alpha Upsilon Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. The students were joined at the State House by Dr. John Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College, and Kate Martin, Professor of History and Coordinator of the Alpha Upsilon Mu chapter of PTK.

PTK is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students, and the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office hosts the ceremony each year to recognize the highest academic achievers in the state’s 15 community college system. In total, 36 students from across the state were named to the 2019 All-State Academic Team.

It has been a busy semester for the College’s PTK chapter filled with several year-end awards. Last month, members of the College’s PTK chapter attended the New England Regional Conference held at Ashnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT. In additional to learning about leadership development from nationally recognized speakers, the College left with several prestigious awards including Distinguished Chapter Award for the region, first place for Honors in Action (Research-Based Service), second place for College Project and Distinguished Officer Team (2018 semester), and third place for Distinguished Chapter Office.

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