Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vol State Student Named to USA Today All Academic Team

Volunteer State Community College student Shannon White has earned a place on the USA Today Community College All Academic Team. She received her distinction yesterday at the AACC conference in Seattle. Shannon transferred to the University of Memphis on a full scholarship and found employment in the state's only Confucius Institute. She will graduate from Vol State on May 8th.

USA TODAY's All-USA Community College Academic Team is an annual award recognizing student excellence. More than 1,500 students, representing 856 community colleges across 48 states, Guam and American Samoa, were nominated this year for the award, which looks at leadership, service and academic excellence. Team members receive a $2,500 check from USA TODAY.

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, administers the selection process. Many nominees hold leadership positions in their campus Phi Theta Kappa chapters, but membership is not a requirement for eligibility.

Congratulations to Shannon, this is quite an honor!

Monique Robinson-Wright

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