On May 4, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer joined students, families, faculty, and administrators to celebrate the achievements of 39 community college students at the 23rd annual Phi Theta Kappa Day.
NJEA is one of the primary sponsors of the event and Steinhauer spoke about the value of New Jersey’s exceptional county college system and the impact community colleges have on students, their families, and their communities.
“NJEA is proud to sponsor this event and to honor the achievements of these students,” Steinhauer said. “They are not only fine examples of the quality of education that our higher education members provide, but also the quality of our pre-K-12th grade public education system.”
Steinhauer also referenced the recent graduation of his daughter from Burlington County College. “We know first-hand the kind of resources and support that our community colleges can provide to students and their families, and the commitment they make to help students achieve their goals.”
“Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) invites New Jersey’s top community college students and their families to celebrate their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of Phi Theta Kappa at their local community colleges,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli. “The event, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation, and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), provides deserving community college students statewide recognition by policymakers and legislators.”
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