Carpenter-Davis Receives National Phi Theta Kappa Award

Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, dean of instruction at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, was a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished College Administrator Award presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during its international convention in San Jose, Calif., last month. She was one of twenty-five college administrators honored with the award, which is given to college vice presidents, deans or leaders other than college presidents/CEOs who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa.

“To be selected by Phi Theta Kappa for the Distinguished College Administrator Award is an honor I will never forget. Sharing the award ceremony with Blue River students and Dee Mathison, PTK advisor, was a special treat. I enjoy working with the talented PTK students and advisors as great things happen when people work together,” Carpenter-Davis said.

She has served as dean of instruction at MCC-Blue River for the past eight years, and has supported many PTK activities, such as the C4 Community College Completion Project. “Cheryl Carpenter-Davis is one of Alpha Pi Sigma’s biggest cheerleaders and has advocated strongly for our group, which is why we nominated her for the Distinguished Administrator,” said Amy Holmes, vice president of the MCC-Blue River chapter.