Published: June 08, 2012
Phi Theta Kappa’s Center for Excellence honored Dr. Emily Tai for 10 years of distinguished service as advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Chapter at Queensborough Community College.
“I am deeply touched to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Tai, who specializes in medieval history. “Over the years, I have had the privilege of watching my honors students grow as scholars and leaders on campus and in the community.”
“We are extremely proud of Emily,” said Interim President Dr. Diane B. Call, who presented Dr. Tai with her award (right). “She is a champion of academic excellence and instills in her students a lifelong love of learning.”
Many of Dr. Tai’s students, particularly in her History of Religion and History of Women courses, go on to pursue masters and doctorate degrees at Queens College, New York University, Long Island University at C.W. Post, Adelphi University and the campuses of the State University of New York.
Dr. Tai graduated summa cum laude with a BA in history/classics from Queens College and holds a PhD/AM in history from Harvard University.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The society operates on four hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship and as a member of the organization, students have opportunities to participate in college-sponsored activities as well as events with other PTK students, graduates, and faculty.
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