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2012 All-USA Community College Academic Team

The All-USA Community College Academic Team program annually recognizes 20 outstanding two-year college students. These 20 Team members of the All-USA Community College Academic Team program receive scholarships of $2,500 each and their colleges receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY. Selection is based on nominations submitted by community college presidents or CEOs, who receive nomination materials in the fall. The program is presented by USA TODAY, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group.

Find out more about the All-USA Community College Academic Team program.


Billy Joe Ammons, Jr.
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Andalusia, Alabama

Amy Bartel
Mt. San Jacinto College
San Jacinto, California

Ronald Bray
Broward College
Pompano Beach, Florida

Austin Brooke Christopher
Carl Albert State College
Poteau, Oklahoma

Bradley T. Conley
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Corgan
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Laurie Lynn Covarrubias
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California

Leah Marie Esslinger
Schoolcraft College
Livonia, Michigan

Luke Thomas Fisher
Carroll Community College
Westminster, Maryland

Alistair Glover
St. Petersburg College
Clearwater, Florida

Tia L. Holmes
Prince George's Community College
Largo, Maryland

Adam M. James
Pima Community College
Tucson, Arizona

Kimberly Madison Kolpek
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, Mississippi

Faith Ashley O'Brien
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Natchez, Mississippi

Nichole Whitney Philipp
Delaware County Community College
Media, Pennsylvania

Clinton D. Pruitt
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, Texas

Maral Sakayan
College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, California

Brittany Thomas
Northeast State Community College Blountville, Tennessee

Mark Valentine
Middlesex Community College
Bedford, Massachusetts

Kathryn Webster
Bucks County Community College
Newton, Pennsylvania