Silvia Dowell is PTK staff member of the month for November

Silvia Dowell, smiling outside the west entrance to PVCC's main building
Silvia Dowell, scholarship and alumni association coordinator

Silvia Dowell, scholarship and alumni association coordinator, has been named Staff Member of the Month for November by students in PVCC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. The initiative recognizes those faculty members who go above and beyond in their service to the PVCC community. 

Why She Was Selected:

One anonymous PTK member said "Without the hard work and dedication of Silvia Dowell, many of our PVCC students wouldn’t reach the success they are able to today. Mrs. Dowell works with a cheerful smile and strong devotion to the PVCC community. Without PVCC scholarships, many students would not be able to do anything other than work and study. We appreciate her support and all she does."

Scholarships are made available through PVCC's Educational Foundation, which awards more than $300,000 in scholarships each year. The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year is Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Learn more or apply at

PTK is an international honor society for two-year colleges. PVCC's PTK chapter performs community service through participation in toy and food drives, charity walks, assistance to local and national victims of natural disasters, landscape maintenance of PVCC's campus and many other service initiatives. For additional information about the PVCC’s PTK Chapter, email Bruce Robinson, PTK advisor, at, or visit