Each year, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the International Honor Society for two-year colleges and USA Today news organization co-sponsor All-USA Academic Teams, a challenging scholastic program that honors outstanding students and educators. Through a competitive application process that includes a comprehensive essay, students and educators are selected for the All-USA First Teams and the runners up in Teams 2 and 3 are all featured in the national USA Today newspaper.
The highly competitive scholastic program continues on the state level with the 2005 All-New York Academic Teams sponsored by New York Community College Trustees, the Association of Presidents of Public Community Colleges, Faculty Council of Community Colleges and PTK. This year, two Genesee Community College students placed in the All-USA and/or All-New York Academic programs.
Specific recognition of Genesee Community College students includes: ?Kristina M. Marchese was selected to Team 2 of the All-USA Academic Team; Team 1 in the 2005 All-New York Academic Team; and she was honored to be named the only 2005 New York State New Century Scholar, a distinctive honor program that includes monetary and extensive recognition. This marks the first time Genesee Community College has had one of its students earn this significant award. Kristina is an Honor's student enrolled in Genesee's Math and Sciences program under a President's Scholarship. She plans to transfer into the biological sciences or pharmaceuticals division at the University of Buffalo or Binghamton University this fall. She is a resident of Batavia and graduated from Elba High School. ?Patricia O. Gardner was selected to Team 3 of the 2005 All-New York Academic Team. She is an Honor's Program student enrolled in Genesee's Human Services program, and she also is a participant in the President's Program for Students, a leadership development organization for students in community colleges in our region. She has been a member of the Advisory Council for the Livingston County Office of the Aging since 2003 and she participated in the Rochester Area Regional Forum on Older Adults and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment. Patricia is a resident of York, NY.
Both Kristina and Patricia also recently were honored to receive the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
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