TJC students named Coca-Cola All-Texas Academic Team Scholars | TJC

TJC students named Coca-Cola All-Texas Academic Team Scholars

Six Tyler Junior College students have been selected to the 2023 All-Texas Academic Team.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.
Accompanied by TJC President Dr. Juan E. Mejia and Dean of Students Dr. Tam Nannen, the group received their medallions in a ceremony recently at The University of Texas at Dallas. 
TJC All-Texas scholars include:
• Dane Adams, Mabank
• Julia Boucher, Whitehouse
• Kaylee Marcil, Tyler
• Ivan Mendez, Tyler
• Hailey Robinette, Tyler
• Kyla Shook, Penrose, Colorado
In addition to her All-Texas designation, Kyla Shook was also selected as a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Kyla Shook

Kyla Shook

Shook’s selection as a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar was based on scores she earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition, for which more than 2,400 applications were received this year. This program is also sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”
“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders.
PTK students have a 91 percent student success rate, and research has shown that strong presidential leadership and support of the organization increases member success and the depth of their college experience. 
Chartered in 1930, TJC’s Alpha Omicron Chapter is one of the oldest Phi Theta Kappa chapters and was the 40th chapter established in the nation.


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