Nine students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus have been named Leaders of Promise Scholars through Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). The students will receive $1,000 scholarships.
The students and their majors are as follows:
- Holly Baryo of Ocean Springs: Pre-Medicine
- Garrett Dobson of Hurley: Chemical Engineering
- Max Greenough of Hurley: Sports Administration
- Haleigh Hawkins of Pascagoula: Pre-Veterinary
- Andrew Hodges of Hurley: Civil Engineering
- Arlene Lopez of Ocean Springs: Biomedical Engineering
- Michael Pugh of Hurley: Mechanical Engineering
- Angel Rivera of Ocean Springs: Biochemistry and Pre-Veterinary
- Katelyn Winstead of Ocean Springs: Business
Recipients were selected by a panel of independent judges from nearly 900 applicants. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
“We are so pleased to have these outstanding students recognized at a national level for their achievements,” said John Miller, Honors College director and Phi Theta Kappa adviser at the Jackson County Campus. “To begin the school year with such a large group of students recognized with scholarships is definitely a thrill for all of us. I expect great things from this group in the year ahead and after they graduate.”
The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, assists new PTK members in obtaining an associate degree and encourages participation in PTK programs. This year, 200 PTK members won awards totaling $200,000.