Marian University’s Ancilla College Vice President and Dean, Natalie Tucker, Ph.D., receives Paragon Award for New Presidents

by News Release | Jan 31, 2024

Natalie Tucker, Ph.D., vice president and dean of Marian University’s Ancilla College, has received the Paragon Award for New Presidents presented by the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa.

The award recognizes new college presidents for their outstanding support of student success and for providing high-quality learning environments inside and outside the classroom. Awardees are recognized for their active and direct interest in the leadership development of Phi Theta Kappa students, including providing them with more opportunities and vital pathways to degree completion and employment.

“I am pleased to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Tucker on receiving the prestigious New President Award from Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, said Marian University president Daniel J. Elsener. “This well-deserved honor is a testament to her exemplary leadership, dedication, and commitment to academic excellence.”

With approximately 250,000 active members on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognizes the academic achievements of college students. It provides opportunities for student members to grow as scholars and leaders.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the New President’s Award from the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, said Dr. Tucker. “This recognition is proof of the collective efforts of our Marian University Ancilla community, and the unwavering commitment to academic excellence. I am grateful for the support of our dedicated faculty, staff, and, most importantly, our exceptional students”

Dr. Tucker will receive the award at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, April 4-6, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.


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