27 March 50 New Century Scholars Receive $100,000 in Scholarships Tweet March 27, 2013 Engagement, Higher Ed Today, Press Room Engagement, Press Room, Engagement, Higher Ed Today 0 Jackson, MS - Fifty community college students from the United States, Canada, and the Federated States of Micronesia have been named 2013 New Century Scholars - receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships. The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.The New Century Scholars program and All-USA Community College Academic Team, which is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group and presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa, share a common application and together recognize outstanding community college students. More than 1,800 students were nominated from more than 800 community colleges for recognition. Judges consider grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state, plus one student from Canada and one additional student chosen from among one of the remaining seven sovereign nations where Phi Theta Kappa is represented internationally. Each scholar will receive a $2,000 scholarship and plaque and be presented at the American Association of College Presidents (AACC) Convention in San Francisco."We appreciate the support of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize the outstanding academic achievement and leadership accomplishments of these outstanding community college students," said Phi Theta Kappa's Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley. "These scholarships provided by organizations like Coca-Cola make the goal of college completion possible - especially during these challenging economic times."The 2013 New Century Scholars are:Alabama - Karen Conn, Calhoun Community College, Decatur CampusAlaska - Diana Hawkins, Prince William Sound Community College, Valdez CampusArizona - Beau Grothendick, Glendale Community CollegeArkansas - Rose Eckersley, Pulaski Technical College�����������California - Kris Adhikari, Las Positas College�����������Colorado - Nadeen Ibrahim, Morgan Community College������Connecticut - Patricia Albers, Manchester Community College����������Delaware - Alexa Bennett, Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton/Wilmington CampusFlorida - Ashley Young, Hillsborough Community College, Brandon CampusGeorgia - Claire Dyal, Darton College�Hawaii - Chantal Keliihoomalu, Honolulu Community College����������Idaho- Michelle Bristow, North Idaho CollegeIllinois - Catherine Alice Beauboeuf, Harold Washington College������Indiana - Jason Stover, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Marion CampusIowa - Sonya Dunn, Des Moines Area Community College, Carroll CampusKansas - Erica Gianakon, Hutchinson Community CollegeKentucky - Ebony Nava, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Cooper CampusLouisiana - Christine Sim, Delgado Community College, City Park CampusMaine - Christine Phillips, Washington County Community College��Maryland - Katherine Dunklee, Howard Community College�Massachusetts - Ratnasari Lusiaga, Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown CampusMichigan - Jessica Abfalter, Northwestern Michigan CollegeMinnesota - Phoua Kong, Saint Paul College�Mississippi - John Marshall, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson County CampusMissouri - Antonio Parker, St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley CampusMontana �- Tanner Morrison, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell CampusNebraska - Tiffany Brasby, North Platte Community CollegeNevada - Juan Zavala-Saucedo, College of Southern NevadaNew Jersey - Anderson Monken, Mercer County Community College�����������New Mexico - Wendi Cole, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute����������New York - Anthony Mangual, Suffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant CampusNorth Carolina - Riyam Al Ghrary, Central Piedmont Community College, Central CampusNorth Dakota - Seth Serhienko, Dakota College at Bottineau�Ohio - Angelina Nance, Clark State Community College, Leffel Lane/Springfield CampusOklahoma - Stephanie Anderson, Connors State College, Muskogee CampusOregon - Tracy Weimer, Lane Community College, Main CampusPennsylvania - Jonathan Webster, Bucks County Community College, Newtown CampusRhode Island - Daniel Clarkin, Community College of Rhode Island, Knight CampusSouth Carolina - Katerina Barrie, Trident Technical College, Palmer CampusTennessee - Miranda Davis, Dyersburg State Community College, Jimmy Naifeh CenterTexas - Jared Nelson, Lone Star College, Tomball Campus����Utah - Maria Garcia, Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Redwood CampusVermont - Rebecca Fisher, Landmark CollegeVirginia - Anastasiya Hvaleva, Piedmont Virginia Community College����������Washington - Heike Rodriguez, North Seattle Community College�����West Virginia - Judy Jeffares, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg CampusWisconsin - Sacha Turner, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay CampusWyoming - Trapper Rieniets, Sheridan College, Main CampusCanada - Noelle Nestman, Medicine Hat College�������Federated State of Micronesia - Cheryll Ligohr, College of Micronesia, National CampusPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually. Comments are closed.