Cristin Shepard, a student at Coffeyville Community College, has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Bronze Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program. Student scholars receive local, state and national recognition at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, being held April 6-8, in Nashville, Tenn.
High-achieving students are nominated for the award by campus administrators. An independent panel of judges considers academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.
“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students. The Society is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.
Shepard is a sophomore at CCC majoring in agriculture communication and agri-business. She currently serves as the Co-Vice President of Service for the Eta Gamma PTK chapter. Shepard is a member of the CCC Honors Program, Agriculture Club, 5 Star Competitive Edge Member, recipient of the Leader of Promise Scholarship, and member of Who’s Who for two year colleges.
Following graduation from Coffeyville Community College, Shepard will transfer to Oklahoma State University to continue her education.