Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team


Leslie ShattuckDirector, Communications & Marketing(425) 739-8236

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has named two students, Tia Garrison and Morgan Wolf, to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, recognizes college students for their scholastic achievements each year. To qualify, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, and be nominated by their college.

Garrison, a student in the Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer program, wants to combine her life experience and education to help remove fitness barriers for individuals with physical health challenges or disabilities. Wolf is a student in the Math Education program and plans to work towards earning a Master’s in Teaching after she graduates. 

“Both Tia and Morgan are great examples of how hard work and determination pays off. That determination is reflected in the success they’re seeing not only in their grades, but by also being named to the All-Washington Academic Team. I look forward to seeing all of the great things they will do in their careers,” commented LWTech President, Dr. Amy Morrison.

The 2019 All-Washington Academic Team Recognition Ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at noon at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Governor Jay Inslee, who is the keynote speaker for the event, recently signed a proclamation naming March 21, 2019 All-Washington Academic Team Day. The national Phi Theta Kappa president and CEO, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, will join Governor Inslee in recognizing 59 students from 34 community and technical colleges at the event.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, 57 associate degrees, and more than 90 professional certificates in 48 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.