Feb. 5, 2024 (Middletown, Conn.) — The CT State Middlesex community is proud of the regional and national achievements our Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society student members have consistently earned over the years. This spring, we share another exciting honor for our school.
Middlesex Chief Executive Officer Kim Hogan will receive the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Paragon Award for New Presidents. The award will be presented at PTK Catalyst 2024, the honor society’s annual convention, in Orlando in April.
“Our chapter is immensely proud of CEO Hogan for receiving the PTK Paragon President Award,” said Katherine Tocto Quituisaca, chapter president, on behalf of her fellow members. “This award serves as a testament to CEO Hogan’s hard work and dedication to providing students with the best services and experiences that our school has to offer. Her leadership style is firmly grounded in the principle of ‘students first,’ evident in every action and decision she makes. She consistently involves PTK officers and other student leaders, emphasizing the importance of our voices.”
In her note to CEO Hogan, national PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner stated, “While you were nominated for this award by the highest-achieving students on your campus, this award is really about your commitment to the success of all students. They know you are working hard to provide them more opportunities and stronger pathways to completion, transfer and employment.”
To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs are new in their role, having served less than three years.
“I’m profoundly grateful to be nominated by our students and receive this national honor. Their recognition of the positive efforts we collectively pursue within our college community touches me even more,” said CEO Hogan. “Receiving this award is ultimately a reflection of the collaborative spirit that defines Middlesex.”
In the 2019–20 academic year, CEO Hogan received the PTK Stole of Gratitude from the Beta Gamma Xi chapter.
Middlesex PTK students are also planning to travel to Orlando to participate in Catalyst 2024. The MxCC Foundation is raising funds to support their expenses. Please consider a contribution.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helps them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.
CT State Middlesex is among the 12 community colleges in Connecticut that merged on July 1, 2023, to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students apply once and take classes at any campus. In addition to Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), other locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven & North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Naugatuck Valley (Danbury & Waterbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson & Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich) and Tunxis (Farmington) Community Colleges.