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04 April 2008

HACC vice president tapped for honor society award
Ron Young named Administrator of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa

HACC Vice President Ronald Young has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society with its annual Administrator of Distinction Award for his continued support of the college's Alpha Nu Omega Chapter.

Young, vice president of academic affairs and enrollment management at Central Pennsylvania's Community College, received the prestigious award April 4 during the two-year college honor society's international convention in Philadelphia.

The Administrator of Distinction Award is given to administrative members of a two-year college who steadfastly support the honor society. He was nominated by HACC's chapter members, and will be among 30 administrators chosen for the award from 1,100 chapters worldwide.

"Since my direct involvement four years ago, we have averaged around 170 inductees per term" into HACC's chapter of the honor society, says Young, who remains actively involved in the chapter and the educational, professional and personal lives of its members.

"Qualifications (for PTK membership) include earning and maintaining a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5, but more importantly these students must commit to providing service and exhibiting leadership both within and outside the college," Young explains.

"PTK members are routinely called upon to help with college events and activities, and always meet the call. I have always found them to be inspirational and a joy to be around. Without a doubt, PTK is the strongest student group college wide," he adds.

Members are encouraged to perform 10 hours of service to the chapter, college or community each semester, says Michelle L. Ressler, chapter public relations secretary.

Membership in PTK is by invitation only, with new members inducted in the fall and spring semesters. More information about PTK can be found by clicking on the Web site below.

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