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MDC Kendall Campus Student Named to 2011 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

Miami, April 27, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus student Diego Soto has been named a Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.

Soto was selected based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,600 applications were received this year.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in stipends annually.

Soto will receive a $1,250 stipend and a special medallion. All Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars were listed in the April 11th issue of the USA TODAY newspaper.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 37 states.

Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award.

An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures,” said Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa.

“Their support is especially welcome during this challenging economic climate, as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees.”

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,270 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, 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 125,000 students inducted annually.

        

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s scholarship programs, please contact Heather Allen at 601-987-5741 or heather.allen@ptk.org.     

 

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