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Leeward Student Named New Century Scholar

National Phi Theta Kappa recognition

Leeward Community College
Contact:
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Dir of Mktg, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Diane Ramos with Leeward Chancellor Manny Cabral
Diane Ramos with Leeward Chancellor Manny Cabral

Diane Ramos, a Teacher Education major at Leeward Community College, has been selected as Hawaii's New Century Scholar, by achieving the state’s highest score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. 

The New Century Scholars program, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), shares a common application with the All-USA Community College Academic Team program, which recognizes outstanding community college students.

More than 1,800 students were nominated from more than 1,000 community colleges for recognition. Judges consider academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state.

Ramos will receive a $2,000 scholarship and will be recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s President's Breakfast in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 24 during the AACC Convention.