5 April 2012 New Century Scholars Named Tweet April 5, 2012 Engagement, Events & Awards, Press Room Events Awards, Engagement, Press Room, Engagement 0 Jackson, MS - Fifty-one community college students from the United States, Canada and Guam have been named 2012 New Century Scholars - receiving over $100,000 in scholarships.�The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by Coca-Cola Refreshments, 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 presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group, share a common application and together recognize outstanding community college students. More than 1,720 students were nominated from more than 860 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 will be recognized in the April 23, 2012 edition of USA TODAY.�"We appreciate the support of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and Coca-Cola Refreshments to recognize the academic achievement and leadership accomplishments of these outstanding community college students," said Phi Theta Kappa's Executive Director, 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 2012 New Century Scholars are:Alabama - Billy Joe Ammons, Jr., Lurleen B. Wallace Community CollegeAlaska - Mackenzie Merrill, Matanuska-Susitna CollegeArizona - Adam M. James, Pima Community CollegeArkansas - Kris Hollingsworth, North Arkansas CollegeCalifornia - Amy Bartel, Mt. San Jacinto CollegeColorado - Valerie Machovec, Arapahoe Community CollegeConnecticut - Carlos V. Julca, Norwalk Community CollegeDelaware - Natallia Kramarava, Delaware Technical and Community CollegeFlorida - Alistair Glover, St. Petersburg CollegeGeorgia - Byron Simmons,� Atlanta Metropolitan CollegeHawaii - Thuy Vy Thi Luu, Kapi`olani Community CollegeIdaho - David Teuscher, College of Southern IdahoIllinois - Regina Therese D'Amico, McHenry County CollegeIndiana - Brent Kleinhenz, Ivy Tech Community CollegeIowa - Brandon Pals, Marshalltown Community CollegeKansas - Dustin Aherin, Allen County Community CollegeKentucky - Mike Moore, Somerset Community CollegeLouisiana - Marketa Janousova, Delgado Community CollegeMaine - Morgan J. Talty, Eastern Maine Community CollegeMaryland - Tia L. Holmes, Prince George's Community CollegeMassachusetts - Mark Valentine, Middlesex Community CollegeMichigan - Leah Marie Esslinger, Schoolcraft CollegeMinnesota - Bradley T. Conley, Minneapolis Community and Technical CollegeMississippi - Kimberly Madison Kolpek,� Copiah-Lincoln Community CollegeMissouri - Emmanuel Kamguia Kamgaing, Crowder CollegeMontana - Stephen Wurz, Montana State University, College of TechnologyNebraska - Candyce L. Hemmer, Southeast Community CollegeNevada - Matthew Stolz, Deep Springs CollegeNew Hampshire - Charlotte Donna McIntyre, River Valley Community CollegeNew Jersey - Carla Berenice Alvarez-Valverde, Essex County CollegeNew Mexico - Shannon Kay Krause, Luna Community CollegeNew York - Todd A. Stevens, Erie Community CollegeNorth Carolina - Connie E. Buterbaugh, Guilford Technical Community CollegeNorth Dakota- Tyler Jon Loll, North Dakota State College of Science�����Ohio - Ellyn Schmiesing, James A. Rhodes State CollegeOklahoma - Austin Brooke Christopher, Carl Albert State CollegeOregon - Britney Meza-Turner, Treasure Valley Community CollegePennsylvania - Nichole Whitney Philipp, Delaware County Community CollegeRhode Island - Lauren Macbeth, Community College of Rhode IslandSouth Carolina - Sheldon J. Sumpter, Midlands Technical CollegeTennessee - Brittany Thomas, Northeast State Community CollegeTexas - Clinton D. Pruitt, Tyler Junior CollegeUtah - Christopher F. Thompson, Salt Lake Community CollegeVirginia - Heather Kirkpatrick, Northern Virginia Community CollegeWashington - Victoria Spring Albritton, North Seattle Community CollegeWest Virginia - Joanna M. Post, New River Community and Technical CollegeWisconsin - Port V. Lor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeWyoming - Taesub Kim, Sheridan College���������Canada - Rachel Cash, Medicine Hat CollegeGuam - Jacob Kanrad Fathal, Guam Community CollegePhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,280 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.