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March 18, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Fort Morgan, CO. 03/17/14.  The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Office recently held aImage: Tia Phillip (center), was selected at this year’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) representative on the All-Colorado Community College Academic Team. She is pictured with (left to right) MCC Limon Center Director Mary Andersen, parents Amy and Sherwin Phillip, and MCC President Dr. Kerry Hart. luncheon and presentation ceremony at the Denver Athletic Club Ballroom to recognize and award this year’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) representatives on the All-Colorado Community College Academic Team. Tia Phillip was selected to represent Morgan Community College (MCC) on this year’s team.

“Tia is a fine representative for Morgan Community College,” says Mary Andersen, MCC Limon Center Director. “She truly will go far in life.”

Phillip plans to attend Colorado College and pursue a Masters’ Degree in Creative Writing in hopes of becoming an author. She is a senior at Limon High School and concurrently enrolled at MCC Limon Center. “In May, I will graduate high school and Morgan Community College with my Associate of Arts, Science, and General Studies degrees,” notes Phillip.

“In addition to her coursework, Tia is Student Body President, a member of the National Honor Society, cheerleading captain, first chair oboist, and a CHSAA Speech and Debate State Runner-up for Dramatic Interpretation. She also serves on the MCC Limon Center Advisory Board,” adds Andersen.

During the award ceremony, each member of the All-Colorado Community College Academic Team was presented a medallion by a state legislator commemorating their induction, presented a certificate by their college president, given promotional items, and provided with an option to accept substantial scholarships from Johnson and Wales University or Regis University to help them earn their baccalaureate degree.

In attendance were several state legislators, state community college representatives and administrators, State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) members, CCCS Foundation board members, and representatives from event sponsor, the Credit Union of Colorado.

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