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PCC Students Honored at State Capitol

19 February 2014

On Feb. 13, two Pratt Community College students were honored in Topeka, Kan. as members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. PCC’s chapter, Phi Zeta, selected Diana Lara and Katelyn Kumberg, both of Pratt, as their representatives for the 2014 Kansas All-State Academic Team.

This is a distinguished group of scholars from community colleges across the state who are selected for their academic achievements and contributions to their college and community. These students will also be eligible for the All-USA Academic Team announced later this year.

Lara and Kumberg, along with the other 50 academic team members, were introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives and honored at a luncheon attended by state legislators and community college trustees and administrators.

During the luncheon, PCC Board Chairwoman Michele Hamm presented Lara and Kumberg with a certificate, medal and scholarship. Lisa Perez Miller, PCC Vice President of Students and Enrollment Management and Senator Mitch Holmes of District 33 were also in attendance.

“This is a special annual event for our chapter and all community colleges across the state,” said Phi Zeta adviser Leighanne Dean. “I am glad that our legislature makes it a priority to recognize the achievements of our students in this way.”

Picture above, from left to right, are PCC Chairwoman Michele Hamm, All-Kansas Honoree Katelyn Kumberg, Phi Zeta Adviser Leighanne Dean, and All-Kansas Honoree Diana Lara.