PTK Advisors & Collegiate Retailers
Carol Salyers, April 26, 2012
Carole Olds, director of the PPCC Library and advisor for PPCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society, was named Distinguished Advisor of the Year at the annual PTK conference in Nashville in early April. Olds has been a PTK advisor for five years.
Of her achievement, Carole says, “Working with Phi Theta Kappa students is one of the best rewards that has ever happened to me. These students have dealt and may still be dealing with overwhelming challenges and yet they are motivated to keep coming to PPCC and succeed in their classes.” She adds, “The chapter officers and members commit to improving their leadership skills, produce service activities to benefit their fellow students, conduct research, write essays, and create a project based on the bi-annual Honors Study Topic. And the fact that these same students wrote my nomination for this award is humbling and I can’t begin to express how honored I am to receive it.”
In addition, Olds’ co-advisor, Glenn Rohfling, history faculty, received the Colorado Region Advisors Award.
Nick Schmidt, CCR, Sales Manager II, Bookstore, received certification from the National Association of Colleges (NAC). The new letters behind his name stand for “Certified Collegiate Retailer.”
Of this certification, NAC says on its website, “Earning the campus retail industry certification demonstrates your professionalism, calls attention to your expertise and recognizes your experience. Our professional peers and leaders know these letters represent a symbol of higher performance, knowledge, and standards. The CCR signals someone who has their sights set on greater career success.”
The certification is recognized through the U.S. and Canada.