LBW students named to All-Alabama Academic Team

Published 9:15 am Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Two LBW Community College students recently received prestigious recognition in Birmingham for exceptional academic achievement, distinguished leadership, and community service.

Jordan Freeman of Troy and Jaden Williams of Enterprise were named as 2023 All-Alabama Academic Team members with the Alabama Community College System.

“Congratulations to these students for achieving this honor,” said LBW President Dr. Brock Kelley. “They are to be commended for their dedication to their future and the College. This is a well-deserved recognition for them both.”

All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges and must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, be involved in campus activities, and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at the institution.

Jordan Freeman, a wife and mother of a four-year-old son, will complete an Associate in Science Degree before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nutrition studies to become a dietitian.

Freeman enrolled at LBW in 2021 and said, “LBW has helped me to thrive.”

She prefers the class sizes and individualized attention that professors provide.

“I feel better prepared now that I have gone to LBW,” Freeman said.

With a 3.7 GPA and multiple scholarship offers, Freeman added, “I am chasing dreams I never realized I had. That is all thanks to LBW.”

Jaden Williams, a sophomore athlete with a 4.0 GPA, has plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and become a clinical medical researcher.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Compass Club, Student Government Association (SGA), and founder of the Common Ground student group.

During her two years at LBW, she served as a campus ambassador and collegiate volleyball player for the Saints.

“Here at LBW, I have truly grown as a student and a person,” Williams said. “Being a Saint has opened my mind to new experiences and allowed me to be very involved and serve the community. It has given me many valuable opportunities that have paved a bright path for me to follow. I will forever be proud to say I’m a Saint!”

Freeman and Williams were recognized at a luncheon in Birmingham on Friday, April 14, and represent LBW Community College on the All-Alabama Academic Team. Students from all colleges within the Alabama Community College System will also be recognized at the luncheon.

The All-Alabama Academic Team recognition program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA National Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.