CCAC student receives prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholarship

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Dylan YeePITTSBURGH-Community College of Allegheny County student Dylan Yee of Bethel Park is one of only 15 students nationwide and the only one in Pennsylvania to receive Phi Theta Kappa's 2019 Guistwhite  Scholarship. Guistwhite Scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. The awardees were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 2,000 applicants.

As a Guistwhite Scholar, Yee will receive a medallion and a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.  Phi Theta Kappa will recognize the 2019 Guistwhite Scholars as a group on stage during the Parade of Scholars at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention, April 4-6, in Orlando, Florida.

As a member of PTK's Alpha Mu Theta Chapter, Yee was part of the team that was instrumental in accomplishing the award-winning Milton Hall renovation project at CCAC Allegheny Campus. Additionally, while serving as Alpha Mu Theta's Officer of Leadership, Yee, a CCAC Industrial Art & Design major, won the second place award for the convention pin's design, which was featured at the 2018 Catalyst Convention.

"We are very proud of Dylan's accomplishment in achieving this award," said Dr. Evon Walters, president of CCAC Allegheny Campus. "Dylan's personal initiative, leadership and community service contributions are outstanding."

The Guistwhite  Scholarship is named in honor of the late Margaret and Dr. Jack Guistwhite, who established the first transfer scholarship designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The honor society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.

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