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Published: May 16 2014 3:34PM
Faith Harrington has been selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. Selection as a Gold Scholar was based on scores the student earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,700 applications were received this year. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. All scholars were honored at this year's Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention April 24-26. As a Gold Scholar, Harrington will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a gold medallion.
Faith Gabrielle Harrington
Hometown: Frederick, MD </b>
Team: First Coca-Cola Gold Scholar
Major: Business Administration
Activities and Accomplishments: Macklin Business Institute; Vice President, Phi Theta Kappa; Chief-of-Staff, Student Senate; Vice President, ENACTUS; Dean's List; Leader, Women's Empowerment; Volunteer, Rancho 3M Sponsor a Child Program; Member, Ibanda Project; Member, Walk In My Shoes; One Hen Project
Future Goals: Complete bachelor's degree in finance and law. Long-term goal includes starting a successful nonprofit organization
Quote: "Someday I would love to start my own nonprofit that supports veterans or families, like mine, who have been affected by ALS. I think it's extremely important that people use their education to help society, particularly people who can't help themselves, and not just use their education for personal gain."
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Academic Team scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 38 states. Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held on campus and internationally for those who are able to attend Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention.
"We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures," said Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa. "Their support is especially welcome during this challenging economic climate, as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees."
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.