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KCTCS honors 32 scholars for from 16 schools for 2015 All-Academic Team

VERSAILLES, Ky. (May 21, 2015) – Thirty-two of Kentucky’s top college students were honored as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s 2015 All-Academic Team during the 14th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held Tuesday, May 19, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Students from each of the 16 KCTCS colleges were chosen for the All-Academic Team based on a rigorous selection process that focuses on academic performance and campus involvement. Each member of the All-Academic Team received a $500 gift from their college, as well as scholarship opportunities as KCTCS graduates to continue their education from 29 Kentucky public and private universities.

The 2015 New Century Scholar was also named at the luncheon. It is part of a national program sponsored by the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today and the Coca-Cola Foundation. Berniece Combs from Somerset Community College (SCC) was named the New Century Scholar for Kentucky. Combs resides in London, Kentucky and will graduate with her associate in arts and associate in science degrees this month. She will finish the nursing program at SCC in the fall of 2016.

In addition, Combs was the recipient of the KCTCS Martha C. Johnson Scholarship for $2,500. Martha Johnson is a native of Ashland and a graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College. She is retired from Ashland, Inc. and is the founding chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

The list of the All-Academic Scholars include:

Ashland Community and Technical College: John C. Chapman and James B. Hall

Big Sandy Community and Technical College: Hayley E. Slone and Pamela McLaughlin

Bluegrass Community and Technical College: Ralene K. Kratzer and Ndeye Thiaw

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College: Joseph Taylor Wimsett and Amanda Devon Coffman

Gateway Community and Technical College: Danitra R. Brown and Paulette L. Bunch

Hazard Community and Technical College: Craig T. Combs and Kendra L. Quillen

Henderson Community and Technical College: April L. Brown and Raquel Resendiz

Hopkinsville Community College: Stannard Nathan Phelps and Brittany Robison

Jefferson Community and Technical College: Karen S. Magee and Richard A. Myers

Madisonville Community College: Ashlee C. Elder and Cierra D. Gonzalez

Maysville Community and Technical College: David W. Hatton and Ashley N. Wentworth

Owensboro Community and Technical College: Candace R. Kelley and Cassandra K. Bell

Somerset Community College: Berniece A. Combs and Joshua L. Hayes

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College: Jennifer A. Jackson and
Rachel L. Test

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College: David M. Hoskins and Jacob Carroll

West Kentucky Community and Technical College: Clarissa D. Pease and Tara O. Isbell