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WKCTC Advisor Recognized for Service to Phi Theta Kappa

PADUCAH, KY (08/23/2017) Dr. Kevin Gericke was recently recognized by the national Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society for 15 years of service as an advisor of PTK's Iota Eta Chapter at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, the society has more than 2 million members from more than 1,250 chapters around the world. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

A WKCTC professor, Gericke has taught economics and statistics at the college since 1999 as well as courses in transitional math from 1994-1999. He gained a master of science degree and a doctorate in resource economics from Virginia Tech.

Gericke has served as the chair of WKCTC's Faculty as well as on numerous campus committees. He was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2013 and received the Phelps Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.

In a message to WKCTC president Anton Reece, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, said the honor society owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to chapter advisors like Dr. Gericke "whose dedicated service is responsible for the success of our local chapters. Advisors are truly the lifeblood of our organization, and we are delighted to recognize them for their years of service."