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Academic Honors

Landmark College recognizes our students’ academic achievements in multiple ways, including the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for associate degree students, the Golden Key International Honour Society for bachelor’s degree students, the Landmark College Dean’s List, and the College’s annual Academic Awards.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for students enrolled in associate degree programs, serving an estimated one million members and consisting of 1,100 chapters across the United States and throughout the world. Its focus is on growth in the four hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. The Beta Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was chartered at Landmark College in 1994.

How do I become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?

Once a semester (Fall and Spring), students meeting the requirements are invited to join the Beta Alpha Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Membership eligibility is based on the last academic semester or term a student has enrolled in for coursework (Fall, January Term, Spring, and Summer Sessions). Letters of invitation are sent out after the deadline for submitting course grades to the Registrar’s office has passed. To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have met the following requirements:

  • Completed 12 credit hours of associate degree course work at Landmark College
  • Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Maintained appropriate community membership (not be on Probation, Deferred Suspension, Suspension, or Expulsion within the Landmark College Judicial System)

Once a student has registered and been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, their membership status is recorded on their official transcript by the Landmark College Registrar.

What does Phi Theta Kappa membership mean?

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as an achievement by institutions of higher education throughout the United States, and many international countries. In fact, colleges and universities frequently establish scholarships specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members.

The Phi Theta Kappa Society headquarters in Mississippi provides support for members seeking monetary scholarships. College Fish is the society’s web presence for general scholarship opportunities. Additionally, the society administers a number of scholarship opportunities, such as the Coca-Cola, New Century Scholars, Guistwhite, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships.

Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for individual and chapter growth as scholars and student-leaders through their programs. The Five Star Chapter Development program challenges individual chapters to demonstrate growth in the areas of academic scholarship, leadership, and service. Equally valuable is the opportunity for individual members to develop their potential for academic and workplace success through the Five Star Competitive Edge Program. Finally, members have opportunities to showcase their work through submission of their literary and artistic accomplishment through competitions at the regional, national, and international levels.

How do I maintain membership in Phi Theta Kappa?

Once inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, you are a member for life—provided you remain a member in good standing. In order to do so, you must:

  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.25
  • Maintain appropriate community membership (not be on Probation, Deferred Suspension, Suspension, or Expulsion within the Landmark College Judicial System)

What happens if my GPA falls below 3.25?

If your grade point average falls below 3.25, you will be placed on probation for a semester. If at the end of the semester, your GPA is 3.25 or above, your status will return to member in good standing. If at the end of the semester, your GPA remains below 3.25, your membership in Phi Theta Kappa will be revoked.

What happens if I am involved in the Landmark College Judicial System?

Members found to be in default of the Landmark College Code of Conduct at the conclusion of the judicial process will be at risk of losing their membership in Phi Theta Kappa. If you are placed on Probation, Deferred Suspension, Suspension, or Expulsion within the Landmark College Judicial System, your membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be revoked.

What activities are spearheaded by the Beta Alpha Epsilon Chapter?

A central focus of Phi Theta Kappa is the Honors in Action Program, an interdisciplinary, contemporary topic of interest related to global challenges. Every two years, a new Honors Study Topic is identified by the Phi Theta Kappa Society. Members choose an issue related to the Honors Study topic to enhance their academic scholarship through research and discussion. Over the past several years, the members of Beta Alpha Epsilon have researched homelessness, social media addiction and its implications for students with ADHD, and educational technology. They have demonstrated their commitment to service through follow-up activities, such as holding a community discussions and multimedia activities.

What leadership opportunities are available within Phi Theta Kappa?

There are numerous leadership opportunities within Phi Theta Kappa. At the chapter level, there are officer positions and committee leadership positions for individual members to explore and develop their leadership skills. For those seeking a greater challenge, there are regional and international officer positions available. Your knowledge level of Phi Theta Kappa, motivation, eligibility, and availability are the only limits to leadership opportunities within the society.

Questions?

If you would like more information on Phi Theta Kappa, you can speak with your academic advisor, resident dean, or the Phi Theta Kappa advisor, Stephen Glover. Chapter officers are also a good source of information.

Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key is the international honor society for students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs. The world’s largest collegiate honor society, Golden Key recognizes in its membership sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students across all majors and disciplines in eight countries. The purpose of this honor society is to recognize academic excellence and to enable members to realize their potential through advancement of academics, leadership, and service.

How do I become a member of Golden Key?

Once a year, in the Spring semester, students who have declared a bachelor’s degree, have earned a minimum of 24 credits, and have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Golden Key. A new member recognition event is held during Family Weekend in the Spring semester.

What are the benefits of joining Golden Key?

  • $1 million in scholarships offered each year
  • Academic recognition, at the new member events and at graduation
  • Access to graduate school opportunities
  • Access to internship opportunities
  • Study abroad and international travel opportunities
  • Networking opportunities

Landmark College Dean’s List

Students achieving the Dean’s List maintain a full course load of four or more full time courses, and conclude the semester with a grade of B or above in each course.

Spring 2021 Dean’s List

Katherine Addison
Mackenzie Bacastow
Ryan Bergin
Mariana Borbeau
Amelia Breslin
Jared Breton
Katlyn Brooks
Hannah Carr-Lonoff
Marc Catanese
Maria Clark
Connor Colty
Isabella Cristian-Fernandez
Clara Dambach
Luke Dammer
Lana Deane
Will Donahue
Matthew Dupray
Kadina Erwin
Sara Friedman
Victor Grandet
Julia Gray
Carter Griffith
Zachary Hahn
Benjamin Heath
Lucas Hendler
Favour Holloway-Ford
Sophia Jajodia

Maximus Jarl
Jack Jezierny
Jonathan Jinks
Eden Kayser
Walter Kennedy
Gabriella Killen
Emily King
Nikita Klebnikov
Katherine LaBombard
Skye Landau
Kiersten Landin
Alexander Larson
Christian Laureano
Brendan Lemieux
Charlotte Mazur
Devin McHale
Martha Meigs
Carolina Mellado
Quinten Miller
Spencer Morgan
Samuel Mortinger
Ashley Msallem
Soke Mwantuali
Chase O'Brien
Lauren Orser
Madison Pardi
Nicholas Payne

Ian Pearce
Hudson Pons
Leon Premru
Loa Proskauer Valerio
Gabrian Raphael
Meredith Robertson
Matthew Rodriguez
Reece Rountree-Hanscom
Aaliyah Rowe
Camron Saba
Alexandra Schwartz
Sonia Shohet
Lucas Sillars
Nicolas Sinaiko
Anna Skarimbas
Joshua Steinberg
Dylan Sullivan
Alexander Tanowitz
Alexa Thomas
Joshua Tucker
Caroline Voxman
Henry Wasserman
Jonathan Williams
Gabrielle Woolgar
Benjamin Wright
Nicole Yee
Gus Zarefsky

 

Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Katherine Addison
Mackenzie Bacastow
Andrew Barrows
John Belinski
Amelia Breslin
Jared Breton
Katlyn Brooks
Marc Catanese
Hannah Carr-Lonoff
Peter Constable
George Crosby
Lana Deane
Lucas Diaz
Will Donahue
Heather Dunham
Nicholas Elkan
Eric Ellman
Kadina Erwin
Sara Friedman

Jacob Fris
Carter Griffith
Matthew Grimm
Zachary Hahn
Benjamin Heath
Matthew Houston
John Iannaccone
Maximus Jarl
Alexandra Jassin
Eden Kayser
Walter Kennedy
Sarah Kersey
Alexander Knox
Amber LaFlamme
Kierstan Landin
Peter Leyden
Callan Mailer
Cullin McGregor
Devin McHale

Ethan Meeder
Samuel Mortinger
Elvis Mullen
Samuel Newman
Leon Premru
Erica Shea
Micah Sherman-Raz
Alexander Silbermann
Lucas Sillars
Nicolas Sinaiko
Zachary Steinbaum
John Theodosakis
Joshua Tucker
Caroline Voxman
Jonathan Williams
James Wood
Benjamin Wright
Nicole Yee

 

Spring 2020 Dean’s List

Ziad Almuzaini
David Anderson
Mackenzie Bacastow
Andrew Barrows
Dylan Basora-Kennelly
Chandra Becker
John Belinski
Gerald Belton
Kit Blazej
Inna Broadbent
Ellen Chornoboy
Maria Clark
Maxwell Cornell
George Crosby
Lucas Diaz
Paige Duhl
Kadina Erwin

Owen Feil
Sara Friedman
Jonathan Gerraughty
Matthew Goldstein
Matthew Grimm
Lucas Hendler
Blake Henke
Domnica Horst-Loy
Sophia Jajodia
Maximus Jark
Alexander Kall
Connor Kleckner
Amber LaFlamme
Brendan Lemieux
Callan Mailer
Conor Malloy
Hannah Marshall

Daniel Meadows
Devin McHale
Vecus Mitchell
Spencer Morgan
Samuel Mortinger
Gabriella Ortega
Gabrielle Osowiecki
Nicholas Payne
Petar Petrovic
Riannon Robertson
Reece Rountree-Hanscom
Laurel Salter Dimma
AnnMarie Scolforo
Lucas Sillars
Parker Sprague
Benjamin Wright
Gus Zarefsky

 

Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Andrew Barnick
Andrew Barrows
Devin Blanchard
Kit Blazej
Ines Borbon Bours
Jared Breton
Ellen Chornoboy
Maria Clark
Adrian Colberg
Maxwell Cornell
Hugh Devers
Guinevere Downey
William Drake
Zachary Dunn
Matthew Dupray, Jr.
Daniel Edgerton-Dickey
Noa Falik
Jacob Fris
Oscar Gal

Matthew Goldstein
Victor Grandet
Rhiannon Greywolf
Lucas Hendler
Drew Higashihara
Domnica Horst-Loy
Amanda Kilbride
Madeline Krampitz
Katherine LaBombard
Amber LaFlamme
Brendan Lemieux
Ryan Linkletter
Daniel Lougen
Erica Loveland
Hannah Marshall
Samuel Mortinger
Sean Noonan
Gabrielle Osowiecki
Nicholas Payne

Leon Premru
Eva Rafferty
Brian Ramsaur
Gabrian Raphael
Riannon Robertson
Charles Rose
Alexandra Ross
Reece Rountree-Hanscom
John Rumzie
Erica Shea
Sonia Shohet
Lucas Sillars
Adam Smith
Parker Sprague
Steven Vitt
Jonathan Williams
Leon Zhou

 

Spring 2019 Dean’s List

Austin Arnold-Perry
Mackenzie Bacastow
Kwawe Baker
Silas Batiste
John Belinski
Jenny Beller
Ryan Bergin
Devin Blanchard
Ines Borbon Bours
Katlyn Brooks
Christopher Browne
Ellen Chornoboy
Ethan Cohen
Shoshana Conley
Brian Danback
Guinevere Downey
Mariah Edison
Jonathan Gerraughty
Noah Goldstein
Rhiannon Greywolf
Carter Griffith
Drew Higashihara
Matthew Houston
Emily King
Samuel Koslowsky
Madeline Krampitz
Katherine LaBombard
Amber LaFlamme
Patrick Laprade
Brendan Lemieux
Sarah Lennox
Daniel Lougen
Erica Loveland
Jonah Mann
Hannah Marshall
Daniel Meadows
Caitlyn Mears
Martha Meigs
Dawson Mendik
Sean Noonan
Neil Norby
Declan O’Flaherty
Gabrielle Osowiecki
Kamron Paydarfar
Alyssa Picknelly
Sarah Rabbitt
Gabrian Raphael
Brian Ramsaur
Samuel Roman
Reece Rountree-Hanscom
Laurel Salter-Dimma
Steven Sandy
Nathan Santana
Hayden Sausville
Demi Schecter-Gross
Sonia Shohet
Anais Sidonia
Danielle Singer
Lily Steinberg
Justin Thunell
Caroline Unber
Luke Valentine
Steven Vitt
Natalie Williams
John Wright
Leon Zhou

 

Fall 2018 Dean’s List

Lydia Allen
Mackenzie Bacastow
Kwawe Baker
Silas Batiste
Chris Beaulieu
Ryan Bergin
Nevin Bonak
Sam Boorstin
Mark Broomer
Christopher Browne
Adam Campbell
Amanda Chmyzinski
Bryce Conley
Max Cornell
Lucas Diaz
Guinevere Downey
William Drake
Heather Dunham
Mariah Edson
Sonny Ewanouski
Wells Foster
Matthew Goldstein
Gordon Graham
Rhiannon Greywolf
Carter Griffith
Kathleen Hagerty
Drew Higashihara
Matt Houston
Caroline Hubley
Ethan Ilchert
Claire Jin
Abby Jones
Emily King
Thomas Koehler
Amber LaFlamme
Evan Lane
Patrick Langdon
Jae Lehan
Sarah Lennox
Daniel Lougen
Erica Loveland
Jonah Mann
Hannah Marshall
Chrissy McIntire
Taylor McQuade
Daniel Meadows
George Michas
Sean Noonan
Declan O’Flaherty
Christopher Ogle
Alyssa Picknelly
Sarah Rabbitt
Benjamin Raskin-Gross
Reece Rountree-Hanscom
Laurel Salter
Steven Sandy
John Santiesteban
Hayden Sausville
Erica Shea
Adam Sherman
Parker Sprague
Jake Sugarman
Justin Thunell
Caroline Unger
Steven Vitt
Gabrielle Williams
John Wright
Leon Zhou

Landmark College Awards—Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 Academic Awards were presented virtually. Remarks from Landmark College President Peter Eden and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail Gibson Sheffield, as well as award presentations by faculty members can be viewed on our Academic Awards webpage.

Rob Gunther-Mohr Award: Given in memory of Rob Gunther-Mohr, founding faculty member and beloved teacher and colleague, to the student who best exhibits independent critical judgment, a love of reading and ideas, and an abiding compassion for others.

Recipient: Gabrielle “Gabby” Woolgar

Career Readiness Award: Given to the student who has made the most strides in demonstrating professionalism in the workplace and developing a career plan.

Recipient: Mackenzie Bacastow

First Year Online Student Award: Given to the student who has demonstrated an ongoing process of self-reflection, self-awareness and self-advocacy that has led to significant achievement of first year academic goals.

Recipient: Aaliyah Rowe

First Year On Campus Student Award: Given to the student who has demonstrated an ongoing process of self-reflection, self-awareness and self-advocacy that has led to significant achievement of first year academic goals.

Recipient: Charlotte Mazur

Math Excellence Award: Given to the student who is serious about further study in mathematics. The student actively participates in discussions, communicates clearly about mathematical concepts, and demonstrates inquisitiveness, dedication, consistency, and preparedness: the hallmarks of a successful analytic and logical thinker and problem solver.

Recipient: Loa Proskauer Valerio

Pat Jaquith Award: Given to the mathematics student whose extraordinary effort and progress over the year is consistently admired by professors, peers, and advisors. Through hard work, attentiveness, and diligence with assignments, the student is becoming a skilled problem solver; one who has learned to think logically and symbolically, to reason analytically, and to communicate clearly about mathematical concepts.

Recipient: Kady Erwin

Writing Excellence Award: Given to the student who best exemplifies communicating with purpose, clarity, coherence and persuasiveness in writing.

Recipient: Josh Steinberg

Creative Writing Award: This award is given to the student who demonstrates commitment to and talent with creative writing.

Recipient: Alex Schwartz

Award for Excellence in Liberal Studies at the Associate Level goes to a student who has excelled in a range of our elective courses. This student shows curiosity about the world and the desire to explore unfamiliar topics.

Recipient: Elizabeth Gilkey

Award for Excellence in Liberal Studies at the Baccalaureate Level goes to a student who has pursued a focused area of interest in the liberal studies. This student is a budding scholar who has the potential for leadership in the field.

Recipient: Emily King

Maria Forte Art Award: Named for a beloved founding member of Landmark College’s art department, goes to a student who is deeply committed to developing as an artist, and who is willing to take risks and spend considerable time on their art, regardless of the medium. The student consistently produces work of a high caliber that manifests deep engagement and experimentation, and routinely elevates the level of conversation within classes, helping to cultivate a culture of curiosity, dialogue, and inclusivity.

Recipient: Gus Zarefsky

Computer Science Award: Given each year to a student who has excelled academically in the program and also shows much potential as a future technology professional.

Recipient: Samuel Mortinger

Geoff Burgess Communication Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award: Given to the student who has demonstrated strong communication and community leadership through initiative, diligence and progress.

Recipient: Sho Conley

Business & Entrepreneurship Award: This award goes to the student who has taken courses in professional studies and has demonstrated high proficiency in business and entrepreneurship. This student has accomplished excellent research or creative proposals in the areas of organizational design, finance, economics, marketing, accounting, or entrepreneurship. The student has gone beyond classes and has applied these skills contributing to the College community as a whole.

Recipient: Destany Hankard

Media Studies Award: This award goes to the student who has taken courses in radio, television, and video, or journalism. This student has participated in our cocurricular activities for media studies and has excelled in the courses offered in this area. The student has gone beyond and applied these skills, collaborating to produce television, video, radio, or journalistic work for the College community.

Recipient #1: Gabrian Raphael

Recipient #2: Lucas Sillars

Dianne Wood Communication Award: Given to the student who has not only excelled academically in communications, but who has also gone beyond and applied these skills to transform personally and thereby contributing to the college community as a whole.

Recipient: Inna Broadbent

Major’s Life Science Award: This award is given for outstanding achievement in the Natural Sciences by a student who has declared a Life Science Major.

Recipient: Ben Wright

Non-Major’s Life Science Award: This award is given for outstanding achievement in the Natural Sciences by a student who has not declared a Life Science Major.

Recipient: Nicholas Payne

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