St. Vincent’s College Marks 10th Anniversary of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Two Students Selected as All-Connecticut Academic Team Award Winners

May 19, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – St. Vincent’s College marks the 10th anniversary of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with the announcement that two of its students were selected as All-Connecticut Academic Team award winners. Brigida LoMonaco, a radiography student from Madison, Conn., and Brian Sager, a nursing student from Branford, Conn., were both recognized for their academic achievements and leadership accomplishments on April 29, at the State Capitol during the annual All-Connecticut Academic Team awards ceremony.

“In today’s world, intellectual achievement is admirable but academic excellence coupled with a commitment to service and leadership will set these caregivers apart,” explained Michael Gargano, Jr., Ed.D., president, St. Vincent’s College. 

Phi Theta Kappa’s Beta Omicron Alpha chapter at St. Vincent’s College celebrated its 10th anniversary this spring, when 17 students were inducted during an afternoon ceremony with family, friends, staff & faculty. Since its inception, the chapter has led community service projects and student leadership within the College community. This year PTK is organizing Project Graduation, a food drive benefitting the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. 

The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community, technical, and junior colleges. The 20 students chosen for the 2016 state team also represented the State of Connecticut in the All-USA Academic Team Competition and the Coca-Cola Scholars Competition.

The ceremony was sponsored by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, the Board of Regents for Higher Education and Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of students enrolled in programs leading to associate degrees. PTK provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, service, and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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