May 17, 2024

GCCC Students Named for Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team

(Story courtesy of GCCC Director of Public Relations, Ashley Salazar)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Garden City Community College will honor two students during the Annual All-Kansas Academic Team Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on March 7, 2019 in Topeka, Kansas.

Alpha Xi Upsilon, Garden City Community College’s Chapter of the society, will honor members Azat Jumadurdyyev and Clara Jackson with a medal, certificate, and a $300 stipend.  The All-Kansas Academic Team honor also guarantees both Jackson and Jumadurdyyev a minimum of a $1000 scholarship to be applied toward their education at one of the six Regents Universities, Washburn University, or one of several private colleges in Kansas.

Sixty-one students were named to the All-Kansas Academic Team for community colleges.  Students from Kansas two-year colleges have been named to this year’s team in recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.  The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, and the presidents of the state’s community colleges sponsor the All-Kansas Academic team.  Students are nominated by their respective college and are now eligible for the All-USA Academic Team.

Azat Jumadurdyyev is an Economics and Finance major with a 4.0 GPA.  He is from Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan and is the son of Dovletmurad Jumadurdyyev and Mamajan Jumadurdiyeva.  Azat plans to transfer to The King’s College in New York City. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, and Collegiate Quiz Bowl.  Azat is also a Resident Assistant for Residential Life at GCCC and a Math Tutor in the Comprehensive Learning Center.  He is also the recipient of the GCCC Educational Support Professionals Scholarship, the Henry & Nellie Hall Memorial Scholarship, and the Campbell Family Scholarship. Azat is also recognized on the President’s Honor Roll.

Clara Jackson is a Biology and Physician’s Assistant major with a 3.9 GPA. Clara is from Garden City, Kansas, and her parents are Leland and Kathy Jackson.  Clara plans to transfer to Washburn University.  She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the President of the Student Government Association, a member of the Math and Science Club, and a Collegiate Quiz Bowl participant. Clara is a Math Tutor in the Comprehensive Learning Center and works in the Biology department as a student employee.

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of the two-year college. Students must have at least a 3.5GPA or better to be accepted into the organization. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, visit

For more information about Alpha Xi Upsilon, contact PTK sponsors Winsom Lamb or Lachele Greathouse

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