Two Gateway Students Named To KCTCS All-Academic Team

Two top students at Gateway Community and Technical College have been honored as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 2011 All-Academic Team. The recognition came during the 10th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held recently at the Lexington Convention Center.

Robert Dennis of Erlanger and Teri Meyer of Covington were selected to represent Gateway for their outstanding academic performance. Meyer and Dennis, who graduated from Gateway last month, each received a $500 cash prize, as well as scholarship opportunities from 15 Kentucky public and private universities.

Dennis received an associate in arts degree in business administration. As a Gateway student, he served the Student Government Association as senator and vice president and was named Officer of the Year in 2010. He was instrumental in helping to start Gateways first student-run business, a coffee cart at the Edgewood Campus, and participated in the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Organization. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honorary, he graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

Meyer graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She served as the first president of Gateways Phi Theta Kappa chapter and was very active in both campus and community activities, including Levassor Park Neighborhood Association, Animal Assistance of Northern Kentucky, the Great American Clean Up, the March of Dimes and many others. She plans to attend Thomas More College this fall to pursue a bachelors degree.

The 2011 KCTCS All-Academic Team Scholars are part of a national program sponsored by national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.