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Student Scholars Honored at Phi Theta Kappa Day Celebration

May 30, 2014

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored Atlantic Cape Community College students Carlie Calabria of Hammonton and Jon Yuen of Galloway, along with 36 additional New Jersey community college students and their families, at its 20th annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration May 1 in Trenton.

“Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges hosts this program to recognize the members of the New Jersey All-State Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli. “These students are recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and exceptional service to their communities as members of Phi Theta Kappa at their local community colleges.”

The New Jersey Phi Theta Kappa Day Celebration is sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association. Also, 21 of New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities have offered more than $1 million in scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa students transferring to their institutions.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized and encouraged scholarship opportunities among community college students for 96 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.