Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Twenty recognized as science and math scholars

Twenty students were recognized by Chandler-Gilbert Community College as Emerging Science and Mathematics Scholars and honored at a banquet on April 10. Each of the scholars began their academic career in a developmental math course and successfully completed a number of additional math and science courses while maintaining a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

"Emerging Scholars are a rare group of students who, despite facing a series of courses with historically low success rates, manage to excel in mathematics and the sciences. These students not only successfully completed courses, but did so with excellence. Many of them faced a myriad of personal and academic challenges along the way. In fact, this year of the scholars let me know this was the first time they had ever been recognized for an accomplishment. By honoring them we are letting them know that their hard work and dedication is noticed and that we are proud of them," said Milos Podmanik, mathematics faculty and event coordinator.

The event was attended by more than 100 scholars, mentors and guests who heard personal stories of the challenges the scholars have overcome, the successes they have achieved and their goals for the future.s

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