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Five students named to All-Florida Academic Team

The five honors students named to the PTK All-Florida Academic Team are, left to right: Mary Anderson, Christopher Posey, Medge Parcily, Mary Wolff and Dennis Hogan.

Five Seminole State College of Florida honors students have been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team.

The students – all members of the College’s Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute – will represent Pi Lambda, Seminole State’s chapter of PTK. They were selected for the team based on their academic success, leadership skills and community involvement.

These students were selected:

  • Mary Anderson, 45, of Winter Park, was instrumental in bringing PTK meetings to the Altamonte Springs Campus. She serves as executive vice president of the College’s PTK Chapter at the Altamonte Springs Campus. Following her graduation in April, she plans to attend the University of Central Florida and work toward a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in applied sociology. She plans on making a career in social statistics with a focus on LGBT issues.
  • Dennis Hogan, 28, of Orlando, is an active member of PTK and the Seminole State Brain Bowl team, which recently won its third straight regional tournament. He also helps to maintain the butterfly garden on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Hogan plans to graduate from Seminole State’s pre-engineering track this April with his Science Merit Diploma on his way to a four-year degree in chemical engineering and an eventual graduate degree. He is pursuing a career in alternative energy research.
  • Medge Parcily, 44, originally from France, moved to Winter Park in 2009. She serves as a vice president for PTK at the Oviedo Campus. After graduating in April, she plans to study psychology on her way to a graduate degree. She hopes to work in the emerging field of energy psychology. She also volunteers with the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce and paints abstract art.
  • Christopher Posey, 41, of Orlando, serves as the vice president of scholarships for Pi Lambda and an ambassador for the Honors Institute. He maintains a 4.0 GPA and plans to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. In 2011, Posey won a Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship, and he was also the overall winner of the College’s Stephen Caldwell Wright Poetry Competition.
  • Mary Wolff, 27, of Clermont, is the vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa and an ambassador for the Honors Institute. After graduation this April, Wolff will transfer to the University of South Florida to work toward a double major in English education and creative writing. She plans to participate in the Honors Program and the Leadership Institute at USF. She is a published poet.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. Members of PTK must demonstrate honor and service to others and maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.

The students will be recognized at an awards ceremony April 5 at the Special Events Center at Valencia College’s West Campus.

PTK's 2012 All-Florida Academic Team is composed of 112 students representing the 28 colleges in the Florida College System and one independent institution. The students were nominated by their respective colleges for the All-USA Academic Team.

The Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute offers enrichment programs for academically talented students wishing to enhance their experience at Seminole State. For more information, please visit the Honors Institute online.



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