All-Washington Academic Team

2020 All-Washington Academic Team Recognition Ceremony

All-WA recipient medalsTuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Student Union Building (Bldg. 27)
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Maps & Directions

The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state's finest higher education students. The students who make up the All-Washington Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community. Their stories are often inspiring, sometimes surprising, and always reflective of the larger story of the state's community and technical college students.

The program has become the showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state's commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state's public community and technical colleges.

About Phi Theta Kappa & the History of All-WA

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two Year Colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor two-year college students for their scholastic achievement and community and college service.

In 1994, state-level academic teams were introduced as a way to provide scholarships and scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members, while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. Students nominated to the All-USA Academic Team are automatically named to their state team.

In 1996, Washington launched its state program. A steering committee comprised of community and technical college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa representatives, public information officers from two-year colleges and representatives from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges put together the first recognition ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion. The ceremony honored 44 students representing 24 community and technical colleges.

In 2015, the All-Washington Academic Team project included 65 students representing 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state. The program has become the showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state’s commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state’s public community and technical colleges.

For more information, see Phi Theta Kappa.

2020 All-Washington Academic Team

[To be updated in January 2020]

2020 All-Washington Academic Team Ceremony

Members of the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team will be honored by Governor Jay Inslee in a recognition ceremony. Honorees will receive medallions from their college presidents.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Student Union Building - Bldg. 27
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Maps & Directions

Sponsors

Program Sponsors

The following organizations support the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team program:

  • Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges
  • Washington State Association of College Trustees
  • State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College

Scholarship Sponsors

The following organizations provide scholarship support to the students on the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team:

  • KeyBank
  • Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU)
  • Washington State Association of College Trustees

Please Help Thank Our Valued Sponsors

Take the opportunity to thank our scholarship sponsors:

  • KeyBank: $250 awarded to every team member.
    Brian Marlow
    KeyBank President, South Puget Sound
    1101 Pacific Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    and
    Alexandra Geneser, Vice President of Community Relations
    KeyBank
    PO Box 90027
    Bellevue, WA 98009
  • WSECU: $750 awarded to the top 16 team members.
    Doug Mah, Chair, Board of Directors
    WSECU
    PO Box WSECU
    Olympia, WA 98507
  • Trustee Scholarships: $1,000 awarded to 3 team members.
    Jim Page, President
    Washington State Association of College Trustees
    PO Box 42495
    Olympia, WA 98504-2495
College Requirements & Deadlines

Student Photo & Bio Requirements

Each community and technical college with a student on the 2020 All-Washington Team is asked to provide a photograph and short bio of their students for the recognition ceremony booklet.

Bios and photo submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Submit via the All-Washington Academic Team Student Bios form. Bios should be approximately 75 words. Photos should be high resolution and include only the student.

Deadlines & Important Dates

December 2 - Nominee applications due to PTK National
February 28 - All student bios and photos due from PIOs
Mid-February - PTK notifies state nominees of national ranking
Mid-February - PTK announces Washington's New Century Scholar
March 24 - All-Washington Academic Team Recognition Ceremony
March - National team announced on USA-Today
March 28-30 - AACC Convention in National Harbor, MD
September/October - ACCT Leadership Congress in Chicago, IL

Transfer Scholarships

[To be updated in January 2020]

Student Resources

The Ceremony

Members of the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team will be honored in a recognition ceremony and will be presented with medallions by their college president and state officials. See above.

Guests

Friends, family and supporters of All-Washington Team members are welcome to the March 24 recognition ceremony. Seating at tables is limited so all guests may not be able to sit with their recipients.

New Century Scholar

The student receiving the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in each state is named a New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar or a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Students nominated for the Workforce Pathway should be planning to enter the workforce after completing a certificate or associate degree, and students nominated for the Transfer Pathway should be planning to transfer to the four-year college after graduation.

The program annually recognizes 100 Scholars. Each New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the Association of Community College Trustees Congress. Each New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Contact

You can address your questions about the All-Washington Academic Team Program and Ceremony to:
Sophia Santos, Executive Assistant, Public Relations and Office of the President, SPSCC