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50 Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Receive $100,000 in Scholarships

Jackson, Mississippi - Fifty community college students from the United States and Micronesia have been named 2016 Coca-Cola New Century Scholars — receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships. The Coca-Cola 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 (AACC).

The Coca-Cola 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 1,900 students were nominated from over 1,000 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 of the 50 United States, plus one student from among one of the other eight sovereign nations where Phi Theta Kappa is represented internationally. Each scholar will receive a $2,000 scholarship and be presented at the AACC Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on April 12.

The 2016 Coca-Cola New Century Scholars are:


Erin Jane Georgia

Alabama
Jefferson State Community College
Birmingham Campus

Alexandria Christine Griepp

Alaska
Ilisagvik College
Barrow Campus

Alex Martinez Figueroa

Arizona
Pima Community College
Desert Vista Campus

Amanda Kay Condon
Arkansas
University of Arkansas Community College
Hope Campus

Issanna Loughman

California
San Diego City College
San Diego Campus

Cecilia Lee

Colorado
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton Campus

Yanira Hernandez
Connecticut
Manchester Community College
Manchester Campus

Ajahnique Dandy

Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College
Dover-Terry Campus

Dawn Nokoneczny

District of Columbia
University of the District of Columbia Community College
District of Columbia Campus

Joshua Pickering

Florida
Santa Fe College
Gainesville Campus

Justin Eric Jones

Georgia
Georgia Highlands College
Douglasville Campus

Jacqueline Makena Kapu
Hawaii
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului Maui Campus

Elli Goldman Hilbert

Idaho
North Idaho College
Coeur d’Alene Campus

Kaitlin Raineri
Illinois
Illinois Valley Community College
Oglesby Campus

Amy Mutz

Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
Southwest Campus

Dylan Nikkel

Iowa
Des Moines Area Community College
Newton Campus

Nuraly Mammedov
Kansas
Independence Community College
Main Campus

Georgiana Roberts

Kentucky
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Paducah Campus

Cameron Salazar
Louisiana
Baton Rouge Community College
Mid City Campus

Emily Cleary
Maine
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland Campus

Leigh N. Swistock

Maryland
Carroll Community College
Westminster Campus

Tung Quoc Doan
Massachusetts
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston Campus

Roxanne Scrivener
Michigan
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City Campus

Pamela Fredrick
Micronesia
College of Micronesia-FSM
Pohnpei Campus

Andrea Walker
Minnesota
Rochester Community & Technical College
Main Campus

Natalie Beth Seales

Mississippi
Jones County Junior College
Main Campus

Aubrey Kent
Missouri
Metropolitan Community College
Blue River Campus

Tim Bouchard

Montana
Miles Community College
Miles City Campus

Rose Nelson

Nebraska
Western Nebraska Community College
Sidney Campus

Sara Weston
Nevada
College of Southern Nevada
Charleston Campus

Sameerah Wahab
New Jersey
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft Campus

Tiantian Trimble
New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Alamogordo Campus

Brody P. O’Connor

New York
Hudson Valley Community College
Main Campus

Jiajia Chen
North Carolina
Wayne Community College
Goldsboro Campus

Jessica Mastel
North Dakota
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton Campus

Jessica Olin
Ohio
Lorain County Community College
Elyria Campus

Robert Johnson
Oklahoma
Redlands Community College
El Reno Campus

Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez

Oregon
Oregon Coast Community College
Newport Campus

Maizee Zaccone
Pennsylvania
Butler County Community College
Butler Campus

Abigail Clarkin
Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island
Knight/Warwick Campus

Ashley Owens

South Carolina
Piedmont Technical College
Saluda County Campus

Victoria Hewlett

Tennessee
Northeast State Community College
Blountville Campus

Elizabeth Taylor
Texas
Grayson College
Denison Campus

Garrett Holm
Utah
Salt Lake Community College
Jordan Campus

Ashlee L. Charette
Vermont
Landmark College
Putney Campus

Patrick Fritz
Virginia
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville Campus

Sydney Roberts
Washington
Peninsula College
Port Angeles Campus

Walter Willis

West Virginia
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
Martinsburg Campus

Cristina Rockwell
Wisconsin
Madison Area Technical College
Madison Campus

Gaylene S. Spence
Wyoming
Gillette College
Gillette Campus

"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 remarkable community college students," said Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Executive Director and CEO Dr. Nancy Rieves. "These scholarships provided by organizations like Coca-Cola make the goal of college completion possible for 50 deserving community college students.”
  
Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.





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