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Three BCC students from Fall River, Dartmouth, Acushnet receive high honor for academic achievement



This week, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) honored Bristol Community College students, Hannah Davignon of Acushnet, Lindsay Dias of Fall River and Paul Rhuda of Dartmouth, for their induction into the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Massachusetts Academic Team.

Bristol’s students were celebrated amongst the highest academic achieving students from the state’s 15-member community college system, through a virtual PTK Community College Excellence Week on MACC’s social media campaign. From Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 2020, MACC will highlight the student members of the All-Massachusetts Academic Team for their outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student service.

“Congratulations Lindsay, Hannah and Paul on being named to the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society All-Massachusetts Academic Team. We are so proud of everything that you have been able to achieve. You have demonstrated great academic leadership and wonderful scholarly activities. Keep up the great work,” said Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas.

“Every year, we look forward to this opportunity to highlight the community colleges’ commitment to access, opportunity, and excellence. Despite the virtual nature of this year’s recognition, the outstanding achievements of our students cannot be understated. We are proud of all they have accomplished and celebrate the continued pursuit of their academic and career aspirations,” said Tom Sannicandro, Director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC). 

Traditionally, a celebratory ceremony is held at the Massachusetts State House. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team ceremony originally scheduled for April 8, 2020, was canceled. 

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for more than 100 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. 

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