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Student Awards

Dean's List

The Dean’s List recognizes the academic excellence of students according to the KCTCS Rules of Senate for the fall semester, spring semester and summer term. 

For the Fall and Spring semesters, a GCTC full-time student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) and successfully complete 12 hours or more of course work numbered 100 or above for the academic term being recognized. 

A GCTC part-time student must complete 3 to 11 credits of course work numbered 100 and above for the academic term being recognized and earn a cumulative 3.5 GPA after successfully completing a cumulative total of at least 15 KCTCS semester credits of course work numbered 100 and above. 

For the summer semester, a GCTC student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA after successfully completing 6 hours or more of course work numbered 100 or above for the academic term being recognized.

Please note that the above KCTCS Senate Rules criteria replaces the misprint in the student catalog.

A congratulatory letter will be sent by mid-term of the subsequent semester, in the form of an email, from the President of the college regarding the achievement of making the Dean’s List.  As a memento of the celebration, certificates will only be given to students who attend the Dean’s List Social. 

Night of Excellence

We recognize outstanding student achievement during Night of Excellence. Students are nominated by faculty for most awards. Recognition is based primarily on academic and technical excellence, leadership, and service to the community, college or fellow students. Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Technical Honor Society, Phi Rho Pi forensic society and scholarship recipients also are recognized at the event. For additional information, check with your program advisor. 

Presidents Award

The Presidents Award is presented at commencement to a Gateway graduate who has made significant contributions to the overall development of the college or KCTCS. Students are nominated by faculty and staff and complete personal statements. Nominees are evaluated by a committee of faculty and staff, and recommendations are sent to the college president for final selection.

Student Choice Awards

A student committee forms annually to manage the Student Choice Awards process that recognizes outstanding performance by faculty and staff. Students nominate faculty and staff members for the awards, which are announced at commencement. To be nominated, faculty and staff members must:

  • Express respect, care and genuine concern for students;
  • Create an atmosphere where students can participate in their learning experience;
  • Go above and beyond normal expectations that students have for faculty and staff.

The student committee forms annually in the spring. If you are interested in serving, contact Sarah Young at 859-442-1639.

Student Choice Awards Nomination Form

Meet the Student Choice Winners