Ivy Tech students named to All-Indiana Academic Team

INDIANAPOLIS –Thirty-seven students from Ivy Tech Community College campuses across the state were named to this year’s All-Indiana Academic Team.  The academic competition, which scores students on academic honors, activities including leadership and work experience, and an essay, is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, USA TODAY, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Phi Theta Kappa developed the All-Indiana Academic Team competition in 1994 as a component of the All-USA Team Competition.

Jessica Troxel, a student at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus, was the highest scoring applicant and was named the New Century Scholar.  She will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Troxel, a human services student, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a graduate of the Ivy Tech Student Leadership Academy. Troxel also serves as a court-appointed special advocate with CASA and received the O’Bannon Institute Student Volunteerism Award in 2013.

In addition to the New Century Scholar, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation also sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. Frost Clements, a student at Ivy Tech Kokomo, was named a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar. She will receive a $1,250 scholarship for this award. Clements is studying nursing at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo region. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been involved in her chapter’s Honors in Action project. Amy Wilson, a student at Ivy Tech Kokomo, was named a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar. She will receive $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Wilson is studying secondary education and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and serves as a youth director at Revolution Community Church.

OneAmerica also awarded scholarships to the highest scoring All-USA applicants in Indiana who are not New Century or Coca-Cola Scholars. Stephanie Lee, a student at Ivy Tech Northwest, and Duane O’Neal, a student at Ivy Tech Columbus, were named the 2014 OneAmerica Scholars. Each will receive a $750 scholarship. Lee is a liberal arts student and O’Neal is a business student.

The following Ivy Tech students represented the All-Indiana Academic Team:

Audrey Alleyne Quiniou, Ivy Tech Northeast
Anthony Marcus Allison, Ivy Tech Northwest
Adil Aouad, Ivy Tech Richmond
Laura Beller, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley
Shanna Bontrager, Ivy Tech North Central
Kerry Bradway, Ivy Tech North Central
Jessica Byrne, Ivy Tech Southern Indiana
Carla Chrisman, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley
Frost Clements, Ivy Tech Kokomo
Sheree Craig, Ivy Tech Southeast
Daniel Green, Ivy Tech Southwest
Andrea Gresham, Ivy Tech Southern Indiana
Heather Hakes, Ivy Tech Lafayette
Lori Harrison, Ivy Tech North Central
Marissa Hernandez, Ivy Tech Northwest
Ricky Johnson, Ivy Tech Northwest
Walter Kansoriwula, Ivy Tech Columbus
Harmeet Kaur, Ivy Tech Central Indiana
Stephanie Lee, Ivy Tech Northwest
Dana McKinney, Ivy Tech East Central
Rebecca McVay, Ivy Tech Kokomo
Ruben Mendez, Ivy Tech Northwest
Dane Nagy, Ivy Tech Northeast
Duane O’Neal, Ivy Tech Columbus
Brenda Price, Ivy Tech Southeast
Michael Rieger, Ivy Tech Northwest
Jessica Robbins, Ivy Tech East Central
Robert Shields, Ivy Tech Central Indiana
Lauren Singer, Ivy Tech Southeast
Raven Smith, Ivy Tech Northwest
Rochelle Smith, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley
Rebecca Sullivan, Ivy Tech North Central
Jessica Troxel, Ivy Tech Bloomington
Joshua Wickizer, Ivy Tech Southeast
Leann Wiford, Ivy Tech Richmond
Amy Wilson, Ivy Tech Kokomo
Tyler Yeakley, Ivy Tech Kokomo

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students of two-year colleges. With more than 1.3 million members, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education.  Students must complete at least twelve hours of course work towards an associate degree and generally have at least a 3.5 grade point average to be considered.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


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