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Thursday, October 01

Brookdale Newsroom

Dean Honored with Distinguished College Administrator Award

Richard Pfeffer, Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs at Brookdale Community College, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) prestigious Distinguished College Administrator Award. Internationally, only 25 college administrators who are nominated by their PTK chapters are selected for this distinction.

This nomination, which is a student essay submission, highlights the exceptional support, direction, encouragement, and opportunities that Dean Pfeffer provides to Alpha Pi Theta members, Brookdale’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society.

“I’m humbled that the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Brookdale nominated me for this award. Dedication to academics and to Brookdale is a true testament to the members of Alpha Pi Theta’s commitment to education and success,” said Pfeffer. “However, being able to support some of the most amazing students is the definitive honor for me.”

Courtney Griffin, President of Alpha Pi Theta, said that Dean Pfeffer was an obvious choice for this nomination because he provides tremendous support to all student organizations, especially Phi Theta Kappa.

“We wanted to recognize Dean Pfeffer’s unflagging efforts to facilitate student achievement,” said Griffin. “Whether he attends an orientation, induction ceremony, or is simply there to support any of our initiatives, Dean Pfeffer supports our chapter though his appreciation, attendance, guidance, and belief in us.”

Griffin also states that Pfeffer’s passion for PTK is most transparent when he speaks to new members. Without his encouragement and support, the Brookdale chapter would not be as successful as it is today.

Honorees will be recognized at PTK’s 95th Annual Convention, April 4-6, 2013, in San Jose, California.