Miami, March 30, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) students representing InterAmerican and Wolfson Campuses have been named as 2017 Coca-Cola College Academic Team Scholars. The students were selected based on scores earned in the All-USA College Academic Team competition, for which nearly 2,000 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 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 College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola College scholars during All-State 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 2017 Coca-Cola College Academic Team Scholars are:
Alexa Jauregui, Bronze Scholar, InterAmerican Campus
Jenifer Rodriguez, Bronze Scholar, Wolfson Campus
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit www.mdc.edu.