NMC student named a Phi Theta Kappa Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholar

TRAVERSE CITY — Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently named Kathy Tahtinen one of ten recipients of the 2013 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship. Tahtinen, who also received the Adult Student of the Year award in May from NMC, was selected along with nine others from nearly 100 applications to receive the award. She will use the $500 awarded to complete her associate degree studies.

Phi Theta Kappa’s Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome anticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of the first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college. This scholarship was created through a collaborative effort between benefactors Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and the Society’s 2011-2012 International Officers.

Tahtinen was recognized in May as the Adult Student of the Year, an award given to one student each school year who is nominated by the faculty, for academic excellence achieved by a student age 30 or older, in addition to fulfilling family, job and community commitments. Kathy began classes at NMC in 2011. She has earned two certificates; an associate in general studies and is completing her associate degree in business management, all with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is also an NMC Honors Program graduate.

Release date: July 25, 2014

For more information:

Kari Kahler, Associate Dean of Learning Services
Northwestern Michigan College
(231) 995-1228