Carpenter-Davis receives national PTK 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 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,” said Carpenter-Davis. 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 has served as dean of instruction at MCC-Blue River for eight years. Students in Alpha Pi Sigma, Blue River’s PTK chapter, have appreciated her support of various 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 Alpha Pi Sigma chapter.