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KCTCS Honors 2014 All-Academic Team

May 22, 2014 - | 11:10 PM -

Thirty-two of Kentucky's top college students were honored as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 2014 All-Academic Team during the 13th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held Tuesday, May 20, at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro.   

Students from each of the 16 KCTCS colleges were chosen for the All-Academic Team based on a rigorous selection process that focuses on academic performance and campus involvement. Each member of the All-Academic Team received a $500 gift from their college, as well as scholarship opportunities as KCTCS graduates to continue their education from 29 Kentucky public and private universities. 

The 2014 New Century Scholar was also named at the luncheon. It is part of a national program sponsored by the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today and the Coca-Cola Foundation. Courtney Carpenter from Somerset Community College was named the New Century Scholar for Kentucky. Carpenter resides in Lincoln County and will graduate in May 2015 as a physical therapist assistant.

In addition, Carpenter was the recipient of the KCTCS Martha C. Johnson Scholarship for $2,500. Martha Johnson is a native of Ashland and a graduate of Ashland Community and Technical College. She is retired from Ashland, Inc. and is the founding chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents.

2014 All-Academic Team

The list of the All-Academic Scholars include:

Ashland Community and Technical College: Eric Mohebbian and David Walker
Big Sandy Community and Technical College: Dimitri Bien-Aimé and Michelle Waller
Bluegrass Community and Technical College: Karen Bridges and Mark Simonds
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College: Stephanie Johnson and Jerry Noble
Gateway Community and Technical College: Jacqueline Kesterson-Klein and Daniela Miron
Hazard Community and Technical College: Richard Ramsey and Natasha Sabastian
Henderson Community and Technical College: Gavin Gaddis and Cheryl Higgins
Hopkinsville Community College: Christina Fouse and Amy Nightingale
Jefferson Community and Technical College: Marvin Clark and Ashley Moore
Madisonville Community College: Jo Anna Cravens and Audrey Martin
Maysville Community and Technical College: Elizabeth Levay and Lois Martin
Owensboro Community and Technical College: Christina Bozarth and Aaron Hall
Somerset Community College: Courtney Carpenter and Sasha Zaring
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College: John Hatfield and Jason Hohmann
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College: Amanda Baker and Emily Nantz
West Kentucky Community and Technical College: Whitney Aspery and Carol Hoffmann