North Shore Community College students Lordgod Danielson (Beverly), Carol Fonseca Hidalgo (Lynn), Kyle Mailey (Gloucester), and Emily Kinne (Beverly, not pictured) were among 33 of the highest academic achievers of the community college system honored at a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on March 30, hosted by the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO).
Student awardees, surrounded by family, college presidents, elected officials, and mentors, were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Every year, MCCEO hosts this event at the State House in Boston to showcase the best and brightest of the 15 college system. The event is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation, and MCCEO.
The event featured keynote remarks from Dr. Carlos Santiago, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
“Our students’ outstanding academic achievement is the result of their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Patricia Gentile, President of NSCC. “We’re very proud of them all.”
Phi Theta Kappa has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 97 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.
The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) works on behalf of presidents and trustees of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts, currently representing more than 184,000 students in every region of the Commonwealth.