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COTTEY COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED IN JEFFERSON CITY
Jefferson City, Missouri – April 8, 2015. Two Cottey College students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association today in Jefferson City. The students were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students. The students honored include:
Alina Ghulam Rasool. Ms. Ghulam Rasool is currently studying global politics with plans to obtain her Ph.D., also in global politics, and become a human rights/political affairs officer. She is the recipient of many honors including the Adah Bagby-Heiss Memorial scholarship, Lucille Cull Menefee award, international peace scholarship and Cottey College’s president’s honor roll and has held the office of Phi Theta Kappa Vice President.
Alina is also this year’s New Century Scholar for Missouri. This award from Phi Theta Kappa, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes the top All-USA Team member from each state. She will receive a $2,000 stipend and represent Missouri’s two-year colleges during the opening session of the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention.
Caroline Guerin. Ms. Guerin, who hails from Belton, Texas, plans to major in journalism with a career goal of becoming a documentary filmmaker/editor. She has been involved in many college activities including Golden Key Student Ambassador and PTK Five-Star Coordinator. She has also received the Alice Barley Bowman Scholarship for Excellence in Writing, Golden Key Excellence award, and Community Changer awards for Missouri Campus Compact.
Each student received a scholarship made possible by a donation from MOHELA, the state’s not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.
Photos of the honorees receiving their awards will be posted on the Missouri Community College Association’s Facebook page.
The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.