For immediate release
April 29, 2010
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CCBC student recognized as Phi Theta Kappa’s No. 1 chapter president
John Parsons II elected 2010-2011 president of the PTK Regional Office for Delaware/Maryland
Baltimore County, Md. – Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students attending two year colleges, recognized John Parsons II as the No. 1 PTK chapter president of all chapter presidents internationally during its annual International Convention in April in Orlando, Florida.
“I never expected to win at the International level. Running against countless other chapter presidents for a chance to win one out of thirty awards was truly an obstacle to overcome and overcome I did. The experience has truly been humbling and I have many people to thank for that. I always strive for the best and expect the best when it comes down to doing the right thing for our community, our region and our world. I am but one student, but it’s nice to get recognition now and again,” remarks John Parsons II. Parsons is a Baltimore City resident studying Teacher Education at CCBC Dundalk.
Based on his performance as president of Beta Alpha Tau at CCBC Dundalk, Parsons had already been elected 2010-2011 president of the Regional Office for Delaware/Maryland at the Middle States Region’s Phi Theta Kappa Convention.
“Students are very excited initially [about becoming active members in Phi Theta Kappa] and then the excitement wanes, or the reality of life stops them from being as involved as they would like. John is the huge exception to that rule. John has not only become involved, he is our Chapter President, coordinates all of our activities, and has a great deal of initiative - going out and gaining resources, contacts, and whatever else is needed for us,” remarks Linda Gronberg-Quinn, director/department chair, Teacher Education and advisor to CCBC Dundalk PTK chapter.
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