Cape Fear Community College President Eric McKeithan recently was named a 2012 recipient of the Michael C. Bennet Lifetime Achievement Award from Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
Dr. McKeithan was the sole recipient from the Carolinas Region, which encompasses both North and South Carolina and was presented with the award during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention in Nashville, TN on April 13, 2012.
“We were so thrilled that Dr. McKeithan was honored with this recognition. He has been a champion of CFCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter for nearly two decades and has supported us every step of the way,” said Susan Clarke, CFCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor.
“With his inspiration and dedication our chapter is ranked in the top 100,” Clarke said.
The award is presented to retiring college presidents and CEOs at two-year institutions who have been supportive of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida.
Dr. McKeithan has served as president of CFCC since 1994. He will retire from the college on June 30, 2012.