MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Dr. Lawrence Rouse, President of James Sprunt Community College, was awarded the 2018 Distinguished College President Administrator Award by the Phi Theta Kappa Carolinas Region during the 2018 annual convention awards banquet in Myrtle Beach, SC, March 11, 2018.
The Carolinas Region consists of 84 Phi Theta Kappa chapters in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
“Our President is available, supportive, and encouraging,” said Cynthia Delafuenta, the PTK advisor for the Beta Epsilon Chi chapter at James Sprunt. “Dr. Rouse goes above and beyond in supporting PTK.”
The PTK chapter at James Sprunt recently achieved a 5-star level rating, the highest rating possible, something that Dr. Rouse has promoted through his leadership over the honor society, with hopes that the chapter will continue to stand out within the college and also within the community, through service projects and scholastic achievements.
“I have always supported PTK and I am honored to receive this award from the Carolinas Region,” said Dr. Lawrence Rouse.
As spoken by one of our students, “Dr. Rouse is an excellent leader and excellent mentor,” said Stacey Floyd, who serves as the SGA President. “He is someone that we can look up to and hopefully be able to follow in his footsteps.”
About James Sprunt Community College
James Sprunt Community College is a service-oriented college that responds to the needs of Duplin and surrounding counties by enabling a diverse population to attain their personal, academic and career goals.
James Sprunt Community College is a service-oriented college that responds to the needs of Duplin and surrounding counties by enabling a diverse population to attain their personal, academic and career goals. The College will meet and enhance the educational needs of the community accomplished through effective teaching and learning.
JSCC Board Approved, January 15, 2013
- To develop, through educational programs and support services, adults and pre-college youth competent in the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the workforce or to continue their education at other institutions of higher learning.
- To enhance student academic achievement and retention by improving the first year experience.
- To enhance the quality of community life and serve as a catalyst to Duplin County’s progress.
- To ensure high quality in all programs and services by providing qualified personnel and appropriate facilities, equipment, and technology.
JSCC had adopted a competency-based approach to its educational programs, in which competencies expected of all graduates are agreed upon and defined and courses or experiences are designed to assist the student in becoming competent.
A student who graduates from JSCC will be:
- Competent in his/her program area of specialization.
- Competent to communicate effectively through writing, speaking, mathematics and in basic use of computers in his/her area of specialization.
- Competent to assess his/her skills and knowledge and use of such assessment as a basis for further growth.
- Competent to assess the values of American society and to function as a contributing member of that democracy.
- Competent to reason and analyze so that he/she may function effectively in his/her area of specialization as well as in the larger world.
James Sprunt Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 South ern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone Number 404-679-4500, to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. James Sprunt Community College is also accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, the N. C. Department of Justice- Criminal Justice Standards Division. James Sprunt Community College is also approved by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and the State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
The Commission on Colleges reaffirmed James Sprunt Community Colleges’s accreditation at their June 2009 meeting.