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AZG Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Names Two Students to 2023 All-Kansas Academic Team

published March 14, 2023AZG Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Names Two Students to 2023 All-Kansas Academic Team

Alpha Zeta Gamma, Highland Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, has named Claire Geiger (Robinson) and Derek Scheuerman (Severance) to the All-Kansas Academic Team for 2023.

Highland Community College (HCC) President Deborah Fox will join Geiger and Scheuerman in Junction City April 14, 2023. Kansas is one of 39 states participating in the All-State Academic Team program.

The state academic teams are a division of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. The All-USA Academic Team recognizes academic achievement, leadership, and community service among the top community college students. The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK), the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT), and the presidents of the state's community colleges sponsor the All-Kansas Academic Team. Students were nominated by their respective college and are now eligible for the All-USA Academic Team.

Claire Geiger earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from Highland Community College in the Fall of 2022. Claire is the daughter of Jack and Deborah Geiger. Claire transferred to Kanas State University and is now studying agricultural communications and journalism with a secondary major in natural resources and environmental sciences. She was a member of Scottie Prints Club, a student tutor at HCC, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Derek Scheuerman is currently studying game design. He previously earned an Associate degree in Applied Science (AAS), certificates for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Network+. He is the son of Marty and Teresa Scheuerman. Derek plans to transfer to Wichita State University. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the HCC esports team.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the national honor society of the two-year college. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA or better to be accepted to the organization. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, visit www.ptk.org.

For more information about the Alpha Zeta Gamma Chapter, contact HCC PTK advisors Hannah Davis or Amy Foley at ptk@highlandcc.edu.

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