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Chancellor Fisher Receives Paragon Award from Phi Theta Kappa

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Kristie Fisher with the Paragon Award for New Presidents during PTK Catalyst 2021, the Society’s annual convention, broadcast live from Orlando, Florida, April 8-10.

These awards are given to new college presidents who have shown strong support of student success by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students at their college. Recipients were nominated for the award by the students on their campus.

PTK students have a 91 percent student success rate, and research has shown that strong presidential leadership and support of PTK increases member success and the depth of their college experience.

“Our chapter nominated Dr. Fisher because she has been one of the most attentive, helpful people to our chapter. She has driven us to become a better chapter,” said Sofía Sánchez Macías, Phi Theta Kappa AIO Chapter’s President. “she has made the time to attend our activities and been in close communication with Alpha Iota Omega, the members, its advisors, and with the student body throughout the entire school. She has been one of our prime examples of what, dedication, passion, and drive should look like.”

The Ellsworth Community College (ECC) chapter of PTK has been awarded a five-star rating, the highest possible level for a college to receive. This is the second year ECC has received this distinguished honor.

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