All-Florida Academic Team includes five PBSC students

Five Palm Beach State College students have been named to the 2021 All-Florida Academic Team for their educational achievements, leadership and service to the community.

Raphael Gutierrez

They are Raphael Gutierrez, president of the Lake Worth campus Student Government Association; Bernard Harrigan, chief of staff of the SGA on the Palm Beach Gardens campus and vice president of the Community Earth Club; Laura Sandoval Ulloa, an interior design student on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, and Boca Raton campus students Shira Yarimi and Tianhao Zhang.

Bernard Harrigan

This year’s team includes 137 students from the 28 institutions in the Florida College System. They were nominated by their respective colleges for the All-USA Academic Team sponsored by Cengage with additional support from Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges. From those nominations, they were placed on the All-Florida Team,  which will be recognized by the Florida College System at a virtual awards ceremony that will be webcast April 23.

Laura Sandoval Ulloa

Harrigan is the only student in Florida and one of only 20 in the nation picked from more than 2,000 nominations for the All-USA Team.

Students nominated for the All-USA Team also are considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Transfer Pathway Scholarship and New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship, which are sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, as well as  All-State Academic Teams where applicable. Harrigan also received a $2,250 News Century Transfer Pathway Scholarship. Yarimi was selected as a Coca-Cola Academic Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

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