ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Northwest State Community College graduates Christine Cox and Kevin Becker were named to the 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team. Cox was named to the first team, placing her among the top ten community college students in the state. Becker was named to the second team, placing him among the top twenty community college students in the state. Both students received scholarship awards and were recognized at a luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.
“Both Christine and Kevin are driven to succeed, as evidenced by their outstanding academic performance and commitments outside of the classroom,” said Tom Stuckey, president of NSCC. “They have bright futures ahead of them, and Northwest State is proud to be a partner in their education.”
Cox is a graduate of the registered nursing program and resides in Archbold, Ohio. She plans to continue her education and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Cox is a mother of two and worked part-time at a local nursing home while earning her degree. She maintained a 4.0 GPA, made the Dean’s List and is a member of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.
Becker is a graduate of NSCC’s business management program and resides in Wauseon, Ohio. He plans to transfer to Defiance College to continue his education, with the goal of earning a master’s in business administration. Becker received the Dean’s Scholarship to Northwest State, maintained a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Outside of the classroom, Becker helps with fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald House and local schools. He works as a managing partner for a sports collectibles and memorabilia company and hopes to one day own his own business.
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year colleges; Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation; Ohio Association of Community Colleges and Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college faculty and president, be on track to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree with a minimum or 36 semester hours completed, and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership and community service.
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