FMCC board receives award

JACKSON, Miss. — The 2019-2020 Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees has received a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Board of Trustees Award.

The award was presented during the Association of Community College Trustees annual Leadership Congress, held virtually Oct. 5-8, according to a news release.

The award recognizes the board’s continued support of its PTK chapter and the opportunities for leadership and professional development it has provided for students. Only four BOT nationwide were selected for this honor.

The FMCC BOT was nominated by the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at its college. The board has a student member to ensure students have a decision-making voice at the college. It supported the opening of the Raiders Relief food pantry on campus and funded a College Promise video project to prepare prospective freshmen for the transition to college.

The board also secured funding to supplement fundraising efforts enabling students to attend a professional development conference.

“An engaged and student-focused Board of Trustees is vital to the student success efforts of the entire institution,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We commend the FMCC Board of Trustees for their high commitment to the education and service initiatives shown to increase student completion and employment outcomes.”

By Patricia Older