Matthew Miller Awarded Guistwhite Scholarship

DSCC student becomes one of 15 students chosen across the U.S. out of 1800 applicants.

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) student Matthew Miller of Millington has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Guistwhite Scholarship in the amount of $5000 for his baccalaureate studies. This marks the second time that a DSCC student has received this distinguished recognition.

Miller was one of 15 students chosen from across the United States out of 1800 applicants. He was recognized for his achievement during the PTK International Convention held in Nashville, TN, April 6, and during DSCC’s Honors Convocation April 27 at the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

“Matthew Miller is a special individual who has led in academics and service at our institution for over a year,” stated Dr. Brigham Scallion, PTK chapter advisor. “He raises the bar with everything he is involved in.”

Guistwhite scholars are chosen based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment and engagement in PTK programs. The Guistwhite Scholar Program is named in honor of the late Dr. Jack Guistwhite and his widow, Margaret Guistwhite. Guistwhite established the first designated transfer scholarship for PTK members at Florida Atlantic University in 1975. The Guistwhite Scholarships were established by PTK in 1992.

“What Dr. Guistwhite created resulted in more than 750 colleges and universities designating transfer scholarships for thousands of Phi Theta Kappa members,” said PTK’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “It is fitting that we continue to honor our students who excel in scholarship and leadership in PTK as Guistwhite Scholars in memory of Jack and in honor of his wife Margaret.”

Miller serves as president of DSCC’s Alpha Epsilon Alpha chapter of the PTK honor society. He was recently chosen as a member of the PTK All-Tennessee Academic Team. Miller plans to graduate from DSCC in December 2017 with an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration. He plans to attend The College of the Ozarks in spring 2018 to continue his studies in business and pre-law.

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Photo caption: DSCC student Matthew Miller (right) of Millington recently received the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholarship. Chapter advisor Dr. Brigham Scallion (left) recognized Miller for his achievement at DSCC’s Honors Convocation April 27.