SCC Instructor, Carlene Woodside, Awarded National Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Of The Year


West Burlington, IA- Southeastern Community College (SCC) Graphic Communications instructor and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisor, Carlene Woodside, has been named one of PTK’s National Advisors of the Year.

The award recognizes advisors who have served at least four years in PTK and have made significant contributions to the growth of the chapter members, served as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraged the chapter to be involved on the local, regional, and international level of the organization.

Woodside says she was truly humbled by the award.

“I don’t feel like I’m doing anything special, just giving students the opportunity to grow as individuals and become more involved in their communities,” says Woodside, “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that you are positively impacting future leaders.”

Woodside was initially nominated by the PTK Beta Eta Alpha chapter officers along with support from SCC administration.  She was then chosen by a panel of judges from a pool of 55 nominees across the nation. Woodside, along with 29 other PTK advisors were selected for this year’s award.

SCC President, Dr. Michael Ash, says Woodside’s positive attitude and tireless efforts are acknowledged by those in and outside of the SCC community.

“Carlene is a very caring, involved, and intelligent individual who devotes her time and energy to her students.  She sees the good in everyone and strives to help each student reach their full potential.”

Woodside was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Advisor Award by the PTK Honor Society during NerdNation 2015, the annual PTK convention in San Antonio, Texas.