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KCTCS Honors 2012 All-Academic Team; Two Scholars Named from SCC

Two scholars named from Somerset Community College

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Gaspar Gaspar Miguel (left), of Somerset, and Mike Moore (right), of Campbellsville, were honored as the Somerset Community College members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 2012 All-Academic Team. The two are shown here with Dr. Jo Marshall, SCC President and CEO (center).

Gaspar G. Miguel and Mike Moore of Somerset Community College (SCC) were honored as members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's 2012 All-Academic Team during the 11th annual KCTCS Student Academic Achievement luncheon held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

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 to continue their education from 28 Kentucky public and private universities. Together, the scholarships are valued at more than $500,000. Students were honored during ceremonies held Wednesday, May 16.

The 2012 KCTCS All-Academic Team Scholars are part of a national program sponsored by national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Miguel is a Somerset resident who is originally from Guatemala. He moved to the area in 2005 and graduated from SCC in 2012 with Associate of Science and Associate of Art degrees. Miguel lives with his family Roger and Sue Angevine and served as a student ambassador while attending SCC. He also received numerous awards as a student. Miguel plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky in the fall to major in mathematics and Spanish. He hopes to one day teach mathematics at the college level.

Moore and his family reside in Campbellsville. He graduated from the SCC Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2012. Moore, who grew up in Columbia, KY, was recognized nationally as one of only 50 community college students to be named a New Century Scholar. He received numerous other awards during his tenure at SCC, including being nominated for the American Physical Therapy Assistant Student of the Year and receiving the SCC program advocacy award.

Gaspar and Mike are outstanding examples of the caliber of students we have at SCC, said Dr. Jo Marshall, SCC President and CEO. I am thrilled to have them represent us as members of the 2012 All-Academic Team.

The list of the All-Academic Scholars include:

Ashland Community and Technical College: Tony Arthur II and Chanie Kirk
Big Sandy Community and Technical College: Kenda Albaree and Adam Crum
Bluegrass Community and Technical College: Kacey Muntz and Brandon Smith
Bowling Green Technical College: Crystal Anderson and Robin Brown
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College: Nicholas Allen and Robert Scott
Gateway Community and Technical College: Bobbie Stubbeman and Bethany Survant
Hazard Community and Technical College: Ronda Bowen and Christian Callihan
Henderson Community and Technical College: Jan Hite and Joseph Wilhite
Hopkinsville Community College: Sherry Ledford and Carrie Stindt
Jefferson Community and Technical College: Lisa Board and Heather Hunter
Madisonville Community College: Nicole Granados and Cassandra Stark
Maysville Community and Technical College: Josh Cantrell and Kelly Grenier
Owensboro Community and Technical College: Savannah Bell and Jonathan Payne
Somerset Community College: Gaspar Gaspar Miguel and Mike Moore
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College: Jennifer Carmical and Brittany Gross
West Kentucky Community and Technical College: Nicholas Curtis and Krista Davis