LBWCC students named Coca-Cola scholars

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two LBW Community College students are among 150 students nationwide recognized by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for exceptional academic accomplishments.

Noah Rider of Andalusia was named as a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar, and Emilee Hudson of Opp was named as a Silver Scholar. Their selection was announced in Birmingham during the recent All-Alabama Academic Team luncheon by the Alabama Community College System.

“We are proud of the outstanding accomplishments of these students and are pleased they received scholarships and national recognition for their hard work and academic success,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel.

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program recognizes 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars nationwide, providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Scholarships are $1,500 for each gold scholar, $1,250 for each silver scholar, and $1,000 for each bronze scholar. All scholars receive a special medallion.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program. Community college presidents are limited to no more than two nominations per campus for these awards. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.