All-USA Academic Team

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The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention.

The program is sponsored by Cengage with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable.

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1, 2021, at 5 PM CST.

Application for the program is by college nomination only.

Applicant and Nominator Guide

Citizenship Eligibility Documentation

Change of Nominator Form

Recipients

2021

Geri Bakushi | Cuyahoga Community College | Ohio

Savannah Berryman | Northwest Shoals Community College | Alabama

Monica Bliss | Berkshire Community College | Massachusetts

Ferdinando Castro Gonzalez | Dallas College | Texas

Bernard Harrigan | Palm Beach State College | Florida

Preston Hong | Saddleback College | California

Kerry Katz | Community College of Allegheny County | Pennsylvania

Bagul Mammedova | Jamestown Community College | New York

Yozgyul Mustafova | Harry S. Truman College | Illinois

Yasaman Nassab | Irvine Valley College | California

Mary Nguyen | Lone Star College | Texas

Bianca Isabelle Osma | Passaic County Community College | New Jersey

Jared Smith | West Virginia University | West Virginia

Samiha Syed | College of DuPage | Illinois

Erin Tan | Mt. San Antonio College | California

Kari Warne | Yavapai College | Arizona

Angela White | Pima Community College | Arizona

Jacquelyn White | Johnson County Community College | Kansas

Dahyun Yoo | Bergen Community College | New Jersey

2020

Reyad Al Faituri | Pima Community College | Arizona

Muhammad Bangash | Harry S. Truman College | Illinois

Lilah Beldner | Borough of Manhattan Community College | New York

Shayna Berman | Montgomery College | Maryland

Antonio Bonaduce | Miami Dade College | Florida

Leena Boone | Lorain County Community College | Ohio

Olivia Brichter | Tidewater Community College | Virginia

Cassie Burton | Columbia Basin College | Washington

Charles Kerry Griffith | Gadsden State Community College | Alabama

Steffanie Hills | Schoolcraft College | Michigan

Lowell Hobson | Pima Community College | Arizona

Michelle Karlsberg | Montgomery College | Maryland

Shaina Kaye | Delgado Community College | Louisiana

Oliver Myers | Collin College | Texas

Davidson Nzekwe-Daniel | Broward College | Florida

Alexander Picciano | Lakeland Community College | Ohio

Kelly Shanley | Community College of Denver | Colorado

Kendall Stephens | Community College of Philadelphia | Pennsylvania

Zilla Tofte | LaGuardia Community College | New York

Justin West | Tulsa Community College | Oklahoma

2019

Michael Aguilar | Lone Star College | Texas

Orion Barber | SUNY Broome Community College | New York

Heber Bibang | Mountain View College | Texas

Jennifer Bryan | Community College of Rhode Island | Rhode Island

Alan Dailey, III | Bishop State Community College | Alabama

Brenda Godoy | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Joshua Gray | Metropolitan Community College | Missouri

Michael Guzman | Paradise Valley Community College | Arizona

Michael Alexander Hamilton | Copiah-Lincoln Community College | Mississippi

Carl Harris | Renton Technical College | Washington

Jeffrey Jaureguy | MiraCosta College | California

Bernard Kondenar | College of Lake County | Illinois

Kylene Landenberger | Sierra College | California

Nirav Mehta | Montgomery College | Maryland

Luis Mesias | Hillsborough Community College | Florida

Kyle Mondino | Quinsigamond Community College | Massachusetts

Anna Pham | Des Moines Area Community College | Iowa

Jacob Riddle | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Horace Michael Shultz | Walters State Community College | Tennessee

Johnathan Speakman | Mesa Community College | Arizona

2018

Michael Aguilar | Lone Star College | Texas

Orion Barber | SUNY Broome Community College | New York

Heber Bibang | Mountain View College | Texas

Jennifer Bryan | Community College of Rhode Island | Rhode Island

Alan Dailey, III | Bishop State Community College | Alabama

Brenda Godoy | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Joshua Gray | Metropolitan Community College | Missouri

Michael Guzman | Paradise Valley Community College | Arizona

Michael Alexander Hamilton | Copiah-Lincoln Community College | Mississippi

Carl Harris | Renton Technical College | Washington

Jeffrey Jaureguy | MiraCosta College | California

Bernard Kondenar | College of Lake County | Illinois

Kylene Landenberger | Sierra College | California

Nirav Mehta | Montgomery College | Maryland

Luis Mesias | Hillsborough Community College | Florida

Kyle Mondino | Quinsigamond Community College | Massachusetts

Anna Pham | Des Moines Area Community College | Iowa

Jacob Riddle | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Horace Michael Shultz | Walters State Community College | Tennessee

Johnathan Speakman | Mesa Community College | Arizona

2017

Mo Abdullahi | Renton Technical College | Washington

Justin Alozie | Tarrant County College | Texas

Keegan Arnold | Marion Military Institute | Alabama

Anna Pauline Badillo | Mt. San Antonio College | California

Rachel Diaz | Miami Dade College | Florida

Scott Duffy | Delaware County Community College | Pennsylvania

Juan Carlos Flores | Palomar College | California

Grayson Katzenbach | Piedmont Virginia Community College | Virginia

Rowen Kellogg | Normandale Community College | Minnesota

Charles Kivlehen | Lone Star College | Texas

Audrey Leggere-Hickey | Front Range Community College | Colorado

Samueal Lema | Bristol Community College | Massachusetts

Andrew Marshall | Northeast Mississippi Community College | Mississippi

Savannah Martin | Lone Star College | Texas

Yulisa Morelia | Grays Harbor College | Washington

Trisha Norfleet | Ivy Tech Community College | Indiana

Elizabeth Pennington | Pima Community College | Arizona

Elis Sholla | Schoolcraft College | Michigan

Sheetal Singh | Oakton Community College| Illinois

Michael Stark | Phoenix College | Arizona

2016

Amie Bernstein | Suffolk County Community College |New York

Alex Martinez Figueroa | Pima Community College | Arizona

Elisandra Fini | Suffolk County Community College | New York

Patrick Fritz | Piedmont Virginia Community College | Virginia

Miguel Angel Gaspar Marquez | Oregon Coast Community College | Oregon

Erin Jane Georgia | Jefferson State Community College | Alabama

Jesse Kane | Arizona Western College | Arizona

Cecilia Lee | Arapahoe Community College | Colorado

Ya Xing Li | Lone Star College | Texas

Issanna Loughman | San Diego City College | California

Eduardo Lujan Olivas | Pima Community College | Arizona

Dylan Nikkel | Des Moines Area Community College | Iowa

Brody P. O’Conner | Hudson Valley Community College | New York

Maria Alejandra Ortiz | Miami Dade College | Florida

Joshua Pickering | Santa Fe College | Florida

Natalie Beth Seales | Jones County Junior College | Mississippi

Alexis Slade | Des Moines Area Community College | Iowa

Elizabeth Taylor | Grayson College | Texas

Sameerah Wahab | Brookdale Community College | New Jersey

Shawn Zamani | Hillsborough Community College | Florida

2015

Helene Alt | Hillsborough Community College | Florida

Mason Rockwell Buran | Montgomery College | Maryland

Brianna Leia DiSanza | Germanna Community College | Virginia

Macie Gillock | Redlands Community College | Oklahoma

Brandon Tyler Hayes | Walters State Community College | Tennessee

Valerie Le Grande | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Rachel Brianna Lee | Reading Area Community College | Pennsylvania

Karen Meacham | Tarrant County College | Texas

Anastassiya Neznanova | LaGuardia Community College | New York

Quan Nguyen | Bunker Hill Community College | Massachusetts

Audua Pugh | North Hennepin Community College | Minnesota

Rhonda Richardsen | Bergen Community College | New Jersey

Aaron Rosengarten | Northampton Community College | Pennsylvania

Jhoalmo Sibrian | Tarrant County College | Texas

Andrew Sypher | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Sarah Taha | San Diego Mesa College | California

Zeinab Noureddine Vazquez | Miami Dade College | Florida

Tricia Wildman | SUNY Suffolk County Community College | New York

Ashley Williams | Illinois Valley Community College | Illinois

David Michael Patrick Yama | South Seattle College | Washington

2014

Lilliam Alexa Acosta | Collin College | Texas

Jennifer Brady | Mohave Community College | Arizona

Joseph Burch | Central Piedmont Community College | North Carolina

Vicente Cortez | Enterprise State Community College | Alabama

Julie Crafton | Heartland Community College | Illinois

Michelle Machado Davis | Paradise Valley Community College | Texas

Laura D. DeNardo | Jefferson Community College | New York

Kayla Duchaine | Eastern Florida State College | Florida

Sarah Farmer | San Diego Mesa College | California

Jenna Freund | St. Louis Community College | Missouri

Robert Matthew Gonzales | Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso | New Mexico

Noah Griffin | Northeast Texas Community College | Texas

Abigail Harding | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Eric Howard | Muskegon Community College | Michigan

Christian Keen | Santa Fe College | Florida

Michelle L. Kemeny | Mesa Community College | Arizona

Shannon Kreutzer | Cottey College | Missouri

Georgia Swinford | Hinds Community College | Mississippi

Lorena A. Villanueva | Central Arizona College | Arizona

Zachary Warren | Jones County Junior College | Mississippi