Claudina Williams, a Central Lakes College student, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.
“Claudina’s passion, hard work and dedication shine brightly on everything she does at Central Lakes College,” said CLC President Dr. Hara Charlier. “She is a leader in the classroom and beyond. We are so proud of everything Claudina has accomplished and look forward to seeing her succeed in the future.”
Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.
Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized in both local and statewide ceremonies and will also be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, April 19-21 in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Claudina is our Phi Theta Kappa secretary and has proven to be a valuable member to our club, college and community,” said Kate Porter, CLC English instructor and PTK Club advisor. “She is a leader in our PTK Club campus and community projects, and she continues to work hard both in and out of the classroom. We are proud of her success.”
Williams is majoring in Health Sciences Broad Field at CLC. She’s the president of the Diversity Club, a Student Senate member, a certified tutor, a member of the Student Life Committee and Diversity Committee and secretary of PTK Club. After CLC, Williams will transfer to a 4-year school and major in exercise physiology for physical therapy.
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at ptk.org.