WCC Student Development and Activities Director Pete Leshkevich displays his pin of appreciation alongside WCC Board of Trustees (top left) Secretary Christina Fleming, Ruth A. Hatcher, Chair Richard J. Landau, J.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair Diana McKnight-Morton, Treasurer Stephen J. Gill, Ph.D., David DeVarti, and WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca. (Photo by Jessica Bibbee)

WCC Student Development and Activities Director Pete Leshkevich displays his pin of appreciation alongside WCC Board of Trustees (top left) Secretary Christina Fleming, Ruth A. Hatcher, Chair Richard J. Landau, J.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair Diana McKnight-Morton, Treasurer Stephen J. Gill, Ph.D., David DeVarti, and WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca. (Photo by Jessica Bibbee)

 

For five years, Washtenaw Community College’s Peter Leshkevich has served as chapter adviser for the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.

Leshkevich is the first to acknowledge it’s been a labor of love.

That “labor” was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa with a pin of appreciation, which President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca presented to Leshkevich at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. “Leshkevich’s ceaseless dedication to the chapter is reflected not just in the success of the chapter — but in the success of the students he has advised over the past five years,” said Bellanca. While this award recognizes

Leshkevich’s five years as the chapter advisor, his story with Phi Theta Kappa began more than 10 years ago.

As a student worker, he organized chapter events and helped students navigate scholarship opportunities. For his continued involvement as Technical Assistant, he was awarded honorary membership.

When Leshkevich became director of Student Development and Activities, he also assumed the role of chapter advisor, bringing with him those five years of experience.

“It feels great to be rewarded for five years of advising,” said Leshkevich, “but the five years of advising students was the real reward.”

The Beta Gamma Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at WCC currently has more than 1,200 students and alumni members.

By Jessica Bibbee

Staff, Public Relations