Community College Students Honored by All-Connecticut Academic Team

Students from 10 community colleges of CSCU were honored Friday, April 24, at the State Capitol during the annual All-Connecticut Academic Team awards ceremony.

Eighteen outstanding students from 10 community colleges of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, along with two students from St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport, were honored Friday, April 24, at the State Capitol during the annual
All-Connecticut Academic Team awards ceremony.

The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community, technical and junior colleges. The 20 students chosen for the2015 state team also represented the State of Connecticut in the All-USA Academic Team Competition and the Coca-Cola Scholars Competition.

“These students are the top scholars from among Connecticut's community colleges,” said Gregory Gray, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. “Because of the strong education received at our state’s two–year community colleges, these students are now well-prepared to meet the evolving demands of the state’s workforce or to further their education.”

The ceremony was sponsored by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, the Board of Regents for Higher Education and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

The students honored Friday included:

Linda Moua – Asnuntuck Community College

Timothy Norris – Asnuntuck Community College

Precilia Dianzenza – Capital Community College

Syed Misbah – Capital Community College

Ashley Bradshaw – Gateway Community College

Garrett Sullivan – Gateway Community College

Alexis Smith – Housatonic Community College

Paige Ansich – Manchester Community College

Keri Renner – Manchester Community College

Sheldyn Oliver – Middlesex Community College

Elena Sanchez – Middlesex Community College

Hayley Jackson – Naugatuck Valley Community College

Ryan Callinan – Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Rhea Drozdenko – Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Martin Errigo – Nowalk Community College

Denise Morales – Norwalk Community College

Troy Mercier – Quinebaug Valley Community College

Rayna MItzman – Quinebaug Valley Community College  

Stephanie SImmons – St. Vincent's College

Amber Thomson – St. Vincent's College

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