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50 Members Receive 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

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A total of 50 Phi Theta Kappa members are among the 60 recipients of the 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, the nation's largest private scholarship program.

The Foundation will provide each student a scholarship worth up to $30,000 a year for up to three years, which will allow them to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and complete their undergraduate degrees.

"Students who engage in Phi Theta Kappa programs gain immeasurably from the experience and are recognized for their achievements by prestigious scholarship providers like the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Consistently, the majority of scholarship recipients are engaged Phi Theta Kappa members. We value the strong working relationship that Phi Theta Kappa has for many years shared with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in providing our members access to selective senior colleges," said Dr. Rod A. Risley, Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director.

Members receiving Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships include:

Amou Ajang, Glendale Community College, Arizona

Jon Alexander, Amarillo College-Amarillo Campus, Texas

Jessica Alvarez, Miami Dade College-North Campus, Florida

Carla Alvarez Valverde, Essex County College, New Jersey

Ali Bacharouch, Henry Ford Community College-Dearborn Campus, Michigan

Marybeth Banks, Massasoit Community College-Brockton Campus, Massachusetts

Cassandra Bazile, Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus, Florida

Jacob Bean, Dakota College at Bottineau, North Dakota

Billie Jo Beaudry, Central Arizona College-Signal Peak Campus, Arizona

Carlos Biaou, Prince George's Community College-Largo Campus, Maryland

Charles Bilyue, Seminole State College-Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Florida

Ronald Bray, Broward College-North Campus, Florida

Miguel Carreon, Umpqua Community College-Roseburg Campus, Oregon

Michael Cash, San Diego City College, California

Maria Chapado, Palm Beach State College-Lake Worth Campus, Florida

Jamie Cook, MiraCosta College, California

David Corgan, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus, Minnesota

Adam Eide, Portland Community College-Sylvania Campus, Oregon

Mostafa Elkohil, Northampton Community College-Main Campus, Pennsylvania

Lesli Flores, Montgomery College-Rockville Campus, Maryland

Lorissa Garcia, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, New Mexico

Timothy Gaura, SUNY Monroe Community College, New York

Anna Groves, Lord Fairfax Community College-Middletown Campus, Virginia

Shelby Harvey, SUNY Suffolk County Community College, New York

Abdirisak Hussein, San Diego Mesa College, California

Monika  Jonuskeviciute, William Rainey Harper College, Illinois

Therese  Kobanghe Langazo, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, New York

Thanhphuong Le, Lone Star College-CyFair, Texas

James Lesco, Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus, Colorado

David Liendo Uriona, Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale, Virginia

Thuy Vy Luu, Kapi'olani Community College, Hawaii

Monique Madan, Miami Dade College-North Campus, Florida

Anmol Manchala, Flathead Valley Community College-Kalispell Campus, Montana

Renata Martin, Essex County College, New Jersey

Emanuel Martinez, Essex County College, New Jersey

Gabriela Maurier, Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts

Nguyen Thanh Nguyen, Lone Star College-North Harris, Texas

Kelli Niemeyer, Central Wyoming College, Wyoming

Tabeth Nkangoh, Richland College, Texas

Samuel Offei, Quinsigamond Community College, Massachusetts

Joseph O'Neill, Broward College-North Campus, Florida

Satcha Robinson, Prince George's Community College, Maryland

Esteban Roncancio, Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus, Florida

Ana Soto Lara, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, North Carolina

Joseph Stacy, Mt. San Jacinto College, California

Ryan Stivers, College of Lake County, Illinois

Kadiata Sy, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia

Camille  Theriaque, Holyoke Community College, Massachusetts

Adrian Tovias, Trinity Valley Community College, Texas

Cameron Woolley, Collin College, Texas

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. Launched in 2000, the Foundation focuses in particular on students with financial need. The Foundation's scholarship and direct service programs support the education of approximately 650 students each year, while  their grants allow thousands more to engage in challenging educational experiences.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,280 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, 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.