Two Bishop State students recognized in 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team

MONTGOMERY – On Friday, April 13, 2018, Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker, college presidents, and faculty and staff recognized 46 students from across the state for their selection as 2018’s All-Alabama Academic Team. The All-Alabama Academic Team members are selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for their demonstration of academic excellence and intellectual rigor, leadership and service, and for their commitment to extending their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

2018 All-Alabama Academic team member

Ilena L. Wells

Ilena L. Wells of Mobile and Alan Dailey, III of Saraland are both Bishop State students chosen to be a part of the All-Alabama Academic team.

“It is a great honor to recognize these 46 outstanding students from our community colleges across the state for their commitment to excellence and their service to their communities,” Chancellor Baker said. “The individuals selected for the All-Alabama Academic Team represent our state’s best and brightest and I’m truly optimistic for our state’s future with students like these at the helm.”

The All-Alabama Academic Team recognition program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

The All-USA and All-Alabama Academic Team recognition is open to all eligible students. Students interested in applying submit applications to their local community college’s Phi Theta Kappa nominator. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours. Each nominator reviews the applications and submits nominations for consideration for the All-USA Academic Team. Applications are scored and two individuals from each Alabama community college are selected for the All-Alabama Academic Team.

2018 All-Alabama Academic team member

Alan. Dailey, III

Additionally, based on application scores, 20 students from across the United States are chosen for the All-USA Academic Team.This year, Alan Dailey, III, from Bishop State Community College was selected for this special recognition. Dailey was also recognized as the New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar which is reserved for the student with the highest application score in each state.

Nominated students can also qualify for the Coca-Cola Academic Team. Students chosen for this honor are categorized as Gold, Silver or Bronze Scholars. Ten Alabama students were recognized as Coca-Cola Scholars, 2 Gold, 7 Silver, and 1 Bronze, these honors are indicated below.

In total more than $64,000 in scholarships was awarded to the recognized students. For those students intending to transfer to a four-year, in-state institution, 14 Alabama colleges and universities also provide additional scholarships for All-Alabama Academic Team members.

 

 

2018 All-Alabama Academic Team

Esther Iyanuoluwa Adewuyi
Gadsden State Community College
Kwara State, Nigeria

Lillie Barksdale
Reid State Technical College
Brewton, AL

Lexie Blackstone
Snead State Community College
Albertville, AL

Christian Allen Brown
Jefferson State Community College
Vandiver, AL

Casey Busby
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Coastal Alabama Community College
Saint Stephens, AL

Christian Callahan
Marion Military Institute
Huntsville, AL

Hannah Campbell
Calhoun Community College
Hartselle, AL

Peighton Carpenter
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Brantley, AL

Audrey Carroll
Northeast Alabama Community College
Section, AL

Alan Dailey, III
All-USA Academic Team
New Century Pathway Scholar
Bishop State Community College
Saraland, AL

Grace Defoor
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Bevill State Community College
Haleyville, AL

Jenna Frye
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Bronze Scholar
Coastal Alabama Community College
Monroeville, AL

Sean Hagood
Drake State Community and Technical College
Elkmont, AL

Elizabeth Claire Henslee
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Bevill State Community College
Winfield, AL

Rachel Houghton
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Gadsden State Community College
Attalla, AL

Cheyanna Huston-McCrea
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, AL

Challie Elizabeth Johnson
Wallace State Community College – Hanceville
Massey, AL

Destiny Jones
Jefferson State Community College
Clanton, AL

Caleb Jones
Wallace Community College – Selma
Montgomery, AL

Zachary Mangum
Calhoun Community College
Priceville, AL

Haley Rose McInnis
Enterprise State Community College
Enterprise, AL

Gavin Medley
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Smiths Station, AL

Angel Moreno
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Great Bend, KS

Michael Nguyen
Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, AL

Diane Peeples
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Bronze Scholar
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, AL

Josh Pinkard
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Russellville, AL

Connor Rainey
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Gold Scholar
Marion Military Institute
Prattville, AL

Lizeth Lopez Ramirez
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Northeast Alabama Community College
Crossville, AL

Terry Rice
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Central Alabama Community College
Sylacauga, Alabama

Katelyn Sanford
Shelton State Community College
Northport, AL

Gabrielle Santora
Wallace Community College – Dothan
Slocomb, AL

Elijah Smith
Southern Union State Community College
Valley, AL

Hunter Smith
Trenholm State Community College
Clanton, AL

Briania T. Smith
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Gold Scholar
Lawson State Community College
Lansing, MI

Shelby Lynn Stokes
Lawson State Community College
Lakeview, AL

Adam Tapley
Central Alabama Community College
Alexander City, AL

Dawson Reid Taylor
Southern Union State Community College
Lineville, AL

Rō Shā Todd
Trenholm State Community College
Prattville, AL

Taylor Urech
Wallace State Community College – Hanceville
Cullman, AL

Brandon Scott Walker
Coca-Cola Academic Team – Silver Scholar
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Brantley, AL

Joy Grace Webb
Snead State Community College
Albertville, AL

Ilena L. Wells
Bishop State Community College
Mobile, AL

Mary Claire White
Wallace Community College – Selma
Valley Grande, AL

James Scott Williams
Wallace Community College – Dothan
Baltimore, MD

Starla Williams
Reid State Technical College
Red Level, AL

Tyler Elaine Yarbrough
Shelton State Community College
Vance, AL