25 Students from the Maricopa Community Colleges Named to All State Academic Teams

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At its 18th Annual All Arizona Academic Awards Luncheon, the Phi Theta Kappa organization and its partnering sponsors honored more than 75 academic all-stars from Arizona Community Colleges including 25 from the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Maricopa Community Colleges 50th Anniversary 2012

At its 18th Annual All Arizona Academic Awards Luncheon, the Phi Theta Kappa organization and its partnering sponsors honored more than 75 academic all-stars from Arizona Community Colleges including 25 from the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Partner organizations include: the American Association of Community Colleges, Arizona Community Colleges, the Arizona Board of Regents and USA Today. The awards ceremony was held earlier today at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa.

To be eligible for the award, students must:

·             Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale,
·             Be in good academic standing,
·             Be working toward an associate‚Äôs degree,
·             Demonstrate leadership, and
·             Interact with their community as a college ambassador.

Students selected as Academic All-Stars in their state are also eligible to be chosen as a national scholar, which includes a feature in the USA Today each spring and eligibility for additional scholarships.

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About Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa Community College system is one of the largest in the nation. We are: Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain (and SouthWest Skill Center), GateWay (and Maricopa Skill Center), Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain; the system also includes satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes Valley-wide.

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