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Frank Malinowski Receives 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award

April 09, 2014

ALBANY, GA – Darton State College’s Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisor, Frank Malinowski, received the prestigious 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award for the Georgia Region and is one of 30 to receive the award at the international level. PTK is an international honor society that recognizes and encourages academic achievement among two-year college students, and provides opportunities for leadership training. He will be honored with the international award during the annual convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26.

“Receiving this award is an honor, but it is the students’ hard work that allows our chapter to be so successful. My job as an advisor is to advocate and provide growth opportunities for our students. This award reiterates that the students at Darton are not only able to compete, but excel on a national level, and it is my great honor to be a small part of their success,” said Malinowski.

Malinowski has served as advisor and advocate for Darton’s PTK chapter, Chi Xi, for five years. During that time, he has increased the chapter’s visibility on-campus, in the community and nationally. He has helped students win numerous national scholarships, including the New Century Scholar Award for Georgia, Coca-Cola Community College Academic Scholar, and Guistwhite Scholar. Additionally, in 2012, Malinowski was awarded the Paragon Award, which is given to the most outstanding new advisor in the region.

“This is an incredible honor for Mr. Malinowski as well as the College. We appreciate his commitment and dedication in making Darton’s Phi Theta Kappa a nationally recognized and successful chapter,” said Dr. Paul Jones, Darton interim president.

The Distinguished Advisor Award recognizes advisors who have served at least four years and have made significant contributions to the growth of the individual chapter members, served as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraged the chapter to be involved on the local, regional, and/or international level of the organization. Advisors were nominated through the Hallmark Awards application process, and were selected by a panel of judges from over 75 nominees worldwide.

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