Thursday, February 20, 2014

Four receive All-Arizona academic scholarships

From left: Federica Interrante, Krista Lawless, President
Linda Lujan, Linzey Leinart and Joe Schiavo.
At its 19th Annual All-Arizona Academic Awards Luncheon yesterday, the Phi Theta Kappa organization honored 73 academic all-stars from Arizona Community Colleges including four from Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

To be eligible for the award, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, be in good academic standing, be working toward an associate's degree, demonstrate leadership, and interact with their community as a college ambassador. Students selected as Academic All-Stars in their state are also eligible to be chosen as a national scholar, which includes a feature in the USA Today each spring and eligibility for additional scholarships.

Lisette Borja - Estrella Mountain Community College
Shawnie Cahuya - Rio Salado College
Cristian Castro - South Mountain Community College
Michelle Kemeny - Mesa Community College
Sona Malakyan - Gateway Community College
Heather Smyth - Mesa Community College
Kibreab Solomon - Phoenix College
Rebecca Velez - Glendale Community College

Roberta Albinda - Rio Salado College
Sarah Hernandez - Phoenix College
Federica Interrante - Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Linzey Leinart - Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Megan Oleno - Paradise Valley Community College
Jeremy Russeau - South Mountain Community College
Joe Schiavo - Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Nathan Barba - Estrella Mountain Community College
Bryeanna Kelley - Glendale Community College
Krista Lawless - Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Cristian Martinez - Glendale Community College
Ryan McConnaughy - Mesa Community College
Mykaela McFall - Glendale Community College
Zachary Mihalevich - Paradise Valley Community College
Krystal Moody - Scottsdale Community College
Lindsay Tabit - Gateway Community College
Cortni Yorba-Moore - Mesa Community College
Loren Zillman - Scottsdale Community College

About Phi Theta Kappa
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage
scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose,
Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of
leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of
ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for
stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. For more
information, visit

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