MARIETTA— Three members of Washington State Community College’s (WSCC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, Alpha Rho Gamma, have been nominated to the Ohio Association of Community Colleges All-Ohio Academic (OACC) Team.
Emma Poulton, Ethan Gault, and Carly Isaacs were among the nearly 80 students from Ohio’s 23 community colleges who were honored for their excellence in academics, leadership and community service by Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner as part of the 2023 All-Ohio Academic Team.
“Our community colleges play an essential role in moving Ohio to the front and center of today’s economy,” said Jack Hershey, president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC). “We celebrate their work by recognizing the 2023 All-Ohio Academic Team. These men and women, representing all parts of the state, are shining examples of the way Ohio’s 23 community colleges are preparing the well-educated, motivated workforce our employers seek and the new global economy demands.”
Poulton was named to the First Team and received $500 scholarships. She also received the Coca-Cola New Century Pathway Scholarship. Gault was named to the Second Team and received a $250 scholarship, and Isaacs was named to the Third Team.
“I am pleased to congratulate each of these honorees,” Chancellor Gardner said. “The members of this year’s All-Ohio Academic Team are poised to become the leaders of tomorrow, contributing to the strength and vitality of their communities and our great state.”
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is a collaboration between the OACC, Phi Theta Kappa national honor society, and Honda, the event sponsor. To be eligible for an All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by college faculty, staff, and leaders; be eligible to graduate during the current academic year; and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25.