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HCC President Klauber receives PTK award of distinction

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HCC President Klauber receives PTK award of distinction

HCC President Jim Klauber has been recognized by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, PTK’s most prestigious award for community college presidents. He, along with 18 other college administrators nationwide, was honored during PTK Catalyst 2024, the Society’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

“It is an honor to be selected and accept this award; however, I must recognize the exceptional work of our PTK advisors and students,” said Klauber. “They make all the difference with an award-winning chapter that is dedicated to the success of our students.”

President Klauber was chosen for having shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and employment. He has taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus.

“This college president has made it a priority to support student success both inside and outside the classroom,” says PTK President and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “This award is special because it comes directly from the students, and it is evidence of the gratitude they feel for the support for them and students like them.”

To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs must have served in their role for at least five years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once over the course of their career.

PTK is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

(April 19, 2024)