Kirkland, Washington–Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students, Kim McGillivray and Amanda Pelly were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. This year, 65 student team members were named from the 34 community and technical colleges. Students were recognized on March 26, 2015 at a ceremony that took place on the South Puget Sound Community College Campus.
The ceremony featured a keynote by Washington state Governor Jay Inslee and LWTech students were presented with a medallion from LWTech president, Amy Morrison Goings. In addition to receiving the medals, each student on the team received a $250 scholarship from Key Bank along with scholarship support from Washington state public and private four-year universities. Both McGillivray and Pelly are majoring in Social and Human Services.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.
As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.