2013 All Alabama Students Honored at Luncheon in Montgomery
April 01, 2013
Bevill State students Kelsey Boman and Jordan Babb were among 50 outstanding students recognized at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on March 22 in Montgomery. The students were honored before an audience that included families, college presidents, deans, and faculty from throughout the Alabama Community College System (ACCS).
The All-Alabama Academic Team Luncheon, held annually by the Alabama Community College System, recognizes community college students for their academic and service achievements. Students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.25, be involved in campus activities and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at the institution to be considered. They are nominated by their respective colleges.
Kelsey Boman of Vernon is a sophomore with a 4.0 GPA in General Studies. She is currently president of the Fayette Campus Ambassadors, a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, helps lead The Few for Campus Ministries, a member of Student Support Services, and has been listed on the Bevill State President’s list every semester she has attended. She was also chosen to attend the Student Leadership Institute where she received leadership training with a select group of students. Her community service involvement led Kelsey to organize the Jeans for Teens Project where she partnered with area high schools to collect 190 pairs of jeans for homeless teens. She is also part of a Praise and Worship Band with her church, helps with a food drive for Lamar County and is an assistant instructor at a local dance studio teaching three and four-year-old students. She recently participated in a mission trip to Madrid, Spain. Kelsey plans to continue her college education and become a Speech Language Pathologist.
Jordan Babb of Hamilton is a sophomore in Biology with a 4.0 GPA. Babb is Vice-President of the Hamilton Campus Ambassadors and has participated in a variety of festivals and events as a representative of Bevill State. She is also a member of the Student Government Association and serves as Vice-President of Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa, an academic honor society that is currently fundraising to assist local schools. In her community, Babb helps the Department of Human Resources with Christmas for Kids, assists with a Halloween book drive for children and works as a customer service representative for a local t-shirt company. She has a career goal of continuing her college education and working as a Physical Therapist.
“Kelsey and Jordan are two examples of students who have made the most of their college opportunities,” said BSCC President Dr. Anne McNutt. “Their outstanding success in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities speaks highly of their efforts and also the dedication of our faculty and organization sponsors.”
The Alabama Community College System enrolls more than half of all freshman and sophomores in Alabama. Approximately 15,000 of these students transfer each year to public four-year institutions while others graduate into career technical fields leading directly to employment. The ACCS includes technical colleges, Marion Military Institute, and the Alabama Technology Network.
The All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA National Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.
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