Bernice Harris, vice president of instruction at the Community College of Aurora, will receive an Administrator Award of Distinction on April 9 at the Phi Theta Kappa 92nd annual convention in Orlando, Fla. She is one of only 24 administrators nationwide to earn the honor.
Nominated by local Phi Theta Kappa chapters, recipients are selected for this award based on outstanding support provided to Phi Theta Kappa over the years.
“Bernice Harris provides insight and advice for Phi Theta Kappa inductees and provides suggestions and guidance in Phi Theta Kappa events and matters,” said CCA chapter president Hanh Hoang in her nomination of Harris. “She recognizes student success, provides encouraging words, and inspires greatness.” Hoang added that Harris has been supportive of the college’s Alpha Pi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for many years, and has been active in Phi Theta Kappa events.
Harris initiated the Honors Program at the college to challenge exceptional students and recognize their effort and academic excellence. The Honors Program, Hoang added, “supports student success by promoting hard work, commitment, and critical thinking.”
Nominees for this award have served in their position for at least two years. Up to 25 Distinguished Administrator Awards may be presented each year, and a college administrator may receive this award only once.