JCJC’s Dr. Mark Taylor selected as Distinguished College Administrator Award

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2016-05-18 16:02:09

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute, Dr. Mark Taylor was selected as a Distinguished College Administrator by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at its annual convention. This award is given to college vice presidents, deans or directors who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure. Taylor is one of 25 Distinguished College Administrators to receive this honor from nominations across the nation.

“I was completely surprised when I learned of this award, and I am truly honored to be selected.  It is a privilege to represent the college and the administration at the PTK annual convention,” said Taylor.

Julie Atwood, one of the advisors for JCJC’s Rho Sigma chapter of the academic international Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa, explained Taylor is involved in numerous aspects of PTK.  Without his support, she said, the chapter would not be able to thrive and be successful.

“We are greatly appreciative of his efforts with our Honors students and his continual support for scholarship recommendations and interviews.  Without his assistance, we would be hard pressed to identify our strongest candidates for internships, scholarships and other accolades,” said Atwood.

Taylor provides opportunities for students to be exposed to leaders to help with personal leadership development through the Honors College. Many PTK students are a part of this advanced educational and leadership class at JCJC, which has a history of producing excellent and prepared student leaders. Atwood also sites his involvement in promoting the arts on campus and offering international travel as other ways he helps students understand and see a “bigger picture” of the world. Ultimately, Dr. Taylor helps to better equip students to compete globally.


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