(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeannie Worden, Executive Vice President of NTC, has received national recognition for her strong support of student success.

Dr. Worden received the Distinguished College Administrator Award, which is presented to college vice presidents, deans, or directors serving at post-secondary institutions who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students.   

“This award is personally meaningful, not because I received it, but because I was nominated by NTC students,” said Dr. Worden. “I will continue to advocate for our students because when they succeed, we all succeed.”  

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), the premier honor society that recognizes the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helps them grow as scholars and leaders, presents the award. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

NTC also received the following recognitions from the society:

  • Most Distinguished Chapter in the Wisconsin Region
  • 5-star Status for the 7th Consecutive Year
  • 1st Place Overall in Honors In Action Hallmark
  • 1st Place in Honors in Action Hallmark - Theme 7: Powers of Connection

Additionally, NTC’s Student Development Coordinator, Krista Reince, completed the Phi Theta Kappa 5-star Advisor program and was recognized by the Wisconsin Region with the Horizon Award, given to a newer advisor that has helped the region and their chapter be successful.


Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau campus in the Village of Maine. The Wausau campus features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business and Industry, Center for Geriatric Education, iTEC Projects Lab and STEM Center.