Miami, April 13, 2016 – Miami Dade College (MDC) students representing InterAmerican, North and Wolfson Campuses have been named as 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars. The students were selected based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,900 applications were received this year. In fact, MDC students have regularly been recognized with this award throughout the years.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. 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 internationally at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention.
Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territorial possessions and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.
The MDC 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars are:
Ariel Gutierrez, Gold Scholar, North Campus
Juan Albrecht, Gold Scholar, North Campus
Yessenia Lopez Reyes, Gold Scholar, InterAmerican Campus
Yessica Maltes, Silver Scholar, Wolfson Campus