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April 14, two Coastal Alabama Community College students were acknowledged for their impressive academic portfolio at the annual All- Alabama Academic Team banquet. Amelia Jordan (Thomasville Campus) and Kiarra-Aniya Marion (Bay Minette Campus) took the stage in Birmingham to receive their All-Alabama medals and to stand among other All-Alabama team members across the state.
This year, both students were also named Coca- Cola Scholars, a highly competitive scholarship program from the Coca- Cola Scholars Foundation that only acknowledges 150 students from across the nation.
Students who are named Coca-Cola Scholars must showcase their leadership and service skills at their colleges and in their communities.
Jordan was named a prestigious Coca-Cola Gold Scholar – one of only three from the state of Alabama and one of only 50 in the U.S. Marion was named a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar – the only one in the state and one of only 50 in the nation. Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Jordan, daughter of Mark and Donna Jordan, attended Thomasville High School and has had an active presence at Coastal Alabama. She serves as the Student Ambassador President, the Student Government Association Vice- President, and the Phi Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Vice- President of Service. She wants to be an elementary school teacher and plans to attend Jacksonville State University after completing at Coastal Alabama.
Marion, daughter of Sondra Lovette, attended Murphy High School. After serving as a member and officer of the Pi Psi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the past two years, she plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has received a Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the Collat Business School Scholarship Award. She plans to major in marketing/ management and minor in social media marketing.
“This year is the 60th anniversary of the Alabama Community College System, and these two students have really made an impressive showing for our College to help celebrate,” Dr. Craig Pouncey, President of Coastal Alabama Community College, said. “We could not be more proud of Amelia and Kiarra-Aniya and are looking forward to great things to come from both of them.”
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