The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored Atlantic Cape Community College students Charlene Salva of Mays Landing and Sevil Nimeullaieva of Brooklyn, New York, along with 37 other New Jersey community college students and their families, at its 23rd annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration May 4 in Trenton.
“Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges honors New Jersey’s top community college students and their families for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of Phi Theta Kappa at their local community colleges,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli. “The event, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association, offers deserving community college students statewide recognition by policymakers and legislators.”
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 99 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.