Rose State College Professor Suzanne Thomas Named Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Advisor Published April 11, 2016 by Emily Fisher

Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College’s own Professor and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Advisor, Suzanne Thomas will be honored with the Distinguished Advisor Award by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Representing the Alpha Eta Alpha Chapter, Thomas along with fourteen others will be honored at the Association of Chapter Advisors Luncheon at the annual convention April 7-9 in National Harbor, Maryland.  Those being honored were selected through a nomination process.  Advisors must have served at least four years and made significant contributions to the growth of the individual chapter members, served as the chapter’s advocate, and are involved on the local, regional and/or international level of the organization.  They are then nominated by their chapter members, nominations are scored by the PTK headquarters and the top fifteen were named Distinguished Advisors.  There were over 48 nominees worldwide. 

PTK co-advisor Caryl Gibbs stated, “I have seen how much she has done to drive our chapter forward and how hard she has worked to learn and implement Phi Theta Kappa’s exceptional programming materials to the benefit of our chapter.  We are all very excited to see her hard worked honored at this level, and we hope that we can all live up to the excellent example she has set for us.”

PTK is composed of honor societies from community colleges throughout the world.  Phi Theta Kappa is an achievement individuals have made by being among the very best and brightest of community college students. Rose State has 350 PTK members on campus. For more information on PTK contact Suzanne Thomas at or Caryl Gibbs at


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