24 April All-USA Community College Academic Team Awarded $100,000 in Scholarships Tweet April 24, 2017 Press Room scholarships, All-USA Community College Academic Team 0 New Orleans, Louisiana - Twenty two-year college students have been named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team, honored for their outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership with $100,000 in scholarships. Each team member will receive a $5,000 scholarship, furnished by Follett Higher Education Group. The All-USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending community college. Each college may nominate two students for showing intellectual rigor and for demonstrating academic achievement, leadership and civic growth. The program also recognizes students who extend their community college education to better themselves, their schools and their surrounding communities. The 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support is provided by Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Student winners will be introduced at Phi Theta Kappa's Presidents Breakfast held during the AACC Convention on April 24, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to scholarship funds, each All-USA Community College Academic Team member will be presented with a special medallion. College presidents of team members also receive recognition for their leadership and a commemorative obelisk. The members of the 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team are: Mohamed Abdullahi Renton Technical College Washington Justin Alozie Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus Texas Keegan Arnold Marion Military Institute Alabama Anna Pauline Badillo Mt. San Antonio College-Walnut Campus California Rachel Diaz Miami Dade College-North Campus Florida Scott Duffy Delaware County Community College-Media/Marple Campus Pennsylvania Juan Carlos Flores Palomar College-San Marcos Campus California Grayson Katzenbach Piedmont Virginia Community College-Charlottesville Campus Virginia Rowen Kellogg Normandale Community College-Bloomington Campus Minnesota Charles Kivlehen Lone Star College-Tomball Campus Texas Audrey Leggere-Hickey Front Range Community College-Boulder County Campus Colorado Samueal Lema Bristol Community College-Fall River Campus Massachusetts Andrew Marshall Northeast Mississippi Community College-Booneville Campus Mississippi Savannah Martin Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus Texas Yulisa Morelia Grays Harbor College-Aberdeen Campus Washington Trisha Norfleet Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo Campus Indiana Elizabeth Pennington Pima Community College-Desert Vista Campus Arizona Elis Sholla Schoolcraft College-Livonia Campus Michigan Sheetal Singh Oakton Community College Illinois Michael Stark Phoenix College Arizona The team of 20 was selected by an independent panel of judges from colleges, community and national organizations and foundations. Judges considered grades, leadership activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Phi Theta Kappa also awards additional scholarships through the New Century Scholars Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation. These include scholarships totaling nearly $100,000 for 50 outstanding community college students. About Follett Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett provides education technology, services and content to 70,000 preK-12 schools, and operates more than 1,250 college campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. About the American Association of Community Colleges The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students. About Phi Theta Kappa Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Comments are closed.