The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored New Jersey’s 37 best and brightest community college students and their families at its 22nd annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration on May 5, at a special ceremony in Trenton.
Warren County Community College students Michelle Cupo and Stasha Heinrich, both of Oxford. were selected as part of the 2016 New Jersey All-State Academic Team.
“Michelle and Stasha exemplify what hard work can result in,” said Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC. “Their perseverance will ensure their success as they move forward in their future endeavors.”
“Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) honors New Jersey’s top community college students and their families for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of Phi Theta Kappa at their local community colleges,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence Nespoli. “The event, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), offers deserving community college students statewide recognition by policymakers and legislators.“
Phi Theta Kappa has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 97 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.