Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Program Council appoints FIU alumna

Kelly Kennedy-Everett
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College of Arts, Sciences & Education English alumna Kelly Kennedy-Everett is among only four other college faculty in the country to be appointed to the Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) Honors Program Council.

A premier honor society, PTK helps collegiate students grow as scholars and leaders. For the next four years, Kennedy-Everett will help direct the honor society’s activities in specific learning areas.

A current English professor and PTK Honors Society Chapter advisor at Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus, Kennedy-Everett has shown her passion towards student success in and outside the classroom. As an advisor, she helped the chapter achieve 10,000 community service hours.

However, this passion came unexpectedly. Kennedy-Everett initially aspired to become a nurse but an opportunity to tutor students in writing changed her path. She discovered a passion for literature and teaching others. Today, she is using that drive to improve academic success in her students and create a better community.

To read more about Kennedy-Everett, visit MDC News.