LSC-Mont­gomery Stu­dent Named Mem­ber of All-USA Com­mu­nity Col­lege Aca­demic Team

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Lone Star Col­lege-Mont­gomery stu­dent Sa­van­nah Martin is one of 20 two-year col­lege stu­dents named to the All-USA Com­mu­nity Col­lege Aca­demic Team.

Sa­van­nah is be­ing hon­ored for her out­stand­ing in­tel­lec­tual achieve­ment, lead­er­ship, com­mu­nity and cam­pus en­gage­ment with a $5,000 schol­ar­ship, fur­nished by Fol­lett Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Group.

Sa­van­nah will be in­tro­duced at Phi Theta Kappa’s Pres­i­dents Break­fast held dur­ing the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Col­leges (AACC) Con­ven­tion on April 24, in New Or­leans, Louisiana. In ad­di­tion to schol­ar­ship funds, she will be pre­sented with a com­mem­o­ra­tive medal­lion. Dr. Re­becca Ri­ley, pres­i­dent at Lone Star Col­lege-Mont­gomery, will also re­ceive recog­ni­tion for her lead­er­ship and a com­mem­o­ra­tive obelisk.

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 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.

“Sa­van­nah rep­re­sents the cal­iber of stu­dents at LSC-Mont­gomery and her ded­i­ca­tion to schol­ar­ship and ex­cel­lence re­flects the ideals of Phi Theta Kappa,” said Sarah Pala­ciosWil­helm, dean of aca­demic sup­port and Phi Theta Kappa ad­vi­sor at LSC-Mont­gomery. “As ad­vi­sors for the Beta Delta Iota Chap­ter, Melissa (He­selmeyer) and I are very happy to see her hard work and achieve­ments cel­e­brated.”

The 2017 All-USA Com­mu­nity Col­lege Aca­demic Team is spon­sored by Fol­lett Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Group with ad­di­tional sup­port pro­vided by Phi Theta Kappa and AACC.

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 $100,000 ad­di­tional schol­ar­ships through the Coca-Cola New Cen­tury Schol­ars pro­gram, spon­sored by the Coca-Cola Schol­ars Foun­da­tion and The Coca-Cola Foun­da­tion.

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.

SA­VAN­NAH MARTIN

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