28 March 50 Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Receive $100,000 in Scholarships Tweet March 28, 2016 Events & Awards, Press Room Scholarships, New Century Scholars 0 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. Comments are closed.