Anne McLeod and Eric Connelly showcasing a banner in Lansing where students pledged to complete their degrees.

Glen Oaks students are part of statewide PTK events Sturgis native named to All-Michigan Academic Team

A Glen Oaks student was honored at the Phi Theta Kappa Awards Luncheon in Lansing,
Mich., last week, while local PTK members gathered at the state capitol to bring regional awareness to
“College Completion.”

Glen Oaks Community College is pleased to announce that Adam Parker, of Sturgis, was named a member of
the 2014 All-Michigan Academic Team at the annual PTK event on Mar. 25. Parker was one of 57 students
honored for academic achievement, community service involvement and leadership. The State Academic
Teams are a division of the Academic All-American Team for Community, Technical and Junior College
Students, an international program sponsored annually by PTK, USA TODAY, the American Association of
Community Colleges and the Michigan Community College Association.

“Glen Oaks is so proud to have such a fine representative of student success,” said Dr. Margaret Hale-Smith,
dean of students. “Adam’s inclusion on the All-Michigan Team was well deserved. We are confident that he will
continue to be an excellent model for his peers and a source of pride for the College.”

A 2012 graduate of Sturgis High School, Parker is studying accounting and will graduate this spring with an
Associate of Business degree. He plans to transfer to Grand Valley State University to complete his bachelor’s
degree in accounting.
Adam Parker
“We are excited that Adam was chosen for the All-Michigan Team,” said Anne McLeod, president of Alpha
Delta Omega, PTK’s chapter at Glen Oaks. “Adam is a marvelous young man who was inducted into PTK last
fall and has been a great asset to the chapter.”

In addition to PTK, Parker serves as a student ambassador at the College, where he tutors students in
accounting, economics, mathematics and computers. He is a teller at the Sturgis Bank and Trust, volunteers
with the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund and enjoys swimming, disc golf and “anything outdoors” in his
spare time.

Parker has enjoyed his classes and the faculty at Glen Oaks, and, in particular, Larry Hass, professor of
accounting.

In an effort to bring regional awareness of “College Completion” to the state capitol and greet the All-Michigan
Team as they visited the capitol following the luncheon, Anne McLeod and Eric Connelly, PTK’s director of
public relations, showcased the banner recently signed by Glen Oaks students who pledged to complete their
degrees at a recent signing event held on campus.

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