PITTSBURGH-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
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.