All-Arizona Academic team honored

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Eleven Pima Community College students named to the All-Arizona Academic Team were honored at a state-wide recognition and awards ceremony Feb. 21 at Mesa Community College.

PCC students named to the All-Arizona Academic First Team are Victor Castaneda, Sarah Koltanowski, Melissa Krassikoff, Alison Lamm-Chapman, Aindrea McCammon and Karla Bustamante Scott.

Megan McGrath, Paul Robert and Kristi Phillips were named to the All-Arizona Academic Second Team. Third Team members are DeAnna Knoepfle and Tejin Lakdawala.

The All-Arizona Academic Team recognizes the academic achievement, leadership and community service of the state’s community college students. Criteria for selection include a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, good current academic standing and progress towards an associate degree, plus involvement in campus or community volunteer activities.   

Each First Team member receives a $1,000 scholarship. Second team members receive a $750 scholarship and third team members receive a $500 scholarship. The scholarships are provided by Arizona’s community colleges. 

In addition, members of the All-Arizona Academic Team receive a two-year tuition waiver to their choice of Arizona’s three state universities, courtesy of the Arizona Board of Regents.

Nominations to the All-Arizona Academic Team are made by community college presidents. Team designation is made through a national nominee evaluation by Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for two-year colleges.   

Nominees are also eligible for the All-USA Team, co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today newspaper. USA Today will announce the All-USA Team on April 7.

PCC has had three All-USA Team members in the past two years, including two First Team representatives.

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Aztec Press staff

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