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Emily Alcazar Named 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar


South Mountain Community College student, Emily Alcazar, has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. 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 scholarships annually. As a Bronze Scholar, Emily will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion.

SMCC President, Dr. Shari Olson, nominated two students for the All-State-Community College Academic Team. To make the final selection, an independent panel of judges considered outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service. “This award demonstrates the exemplary accomplishments and work of Emily and the SMCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter,” stated President Olson.

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 38 states. Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held nationally and internationally at the Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention.

“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.”

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