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PBSC student earns Coca-Cola Scholars honor

DrewPalm Beach State College sophomore and Phi Theta Kappa member Trystan Drew of West Palm Beach has been named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. He will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a medallion.

Drew, a member of the PBSC Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College, was one of 50 chosen to be named a silver scholar, along with 50 gold and 50 bronze scholars across the country through the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

In selecting Drew, an independent panel of judges considered his academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Their support is especially welcome during this challenging economic climate, as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees.”

Drew and the other scholars will be recognized locally on each of their respective campuses and are invited to attend and be recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s upcoming annual convention, April 7-9, in National Harbor, Md.

Phi Theta Kappa, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territorial possessions and eight sovereign nations. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.

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