Belmont College Students Named All-Ohio Academic Team Members
St. Clairsville, OH (April 25, 2016) – Each year Belmont College President Dr. Paul Gasparro nominates exceptional students to the All-Ohio Academic Team; this year Belmont College students Cassandra Doolin and Jenny Kurtzman were chosen for this prestigious honor.
Both students were named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team.
Doolin, from Tiltonsville, Ohio, is majoring in Business Administration and Leadership and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Additionally, Kurtzman from Clarington, Ohio, is a Registered Nursing major and she maintains a 4.0 GPA. Both students are members of the Belmont College PTK National Honor Society and are on the Dean’s List.
A luncheon was held at the State Capitol Building on April 21 to honor All-Ohio Academic Team members. Each year during Community College Month, members of the All-Ohio Academic Team are honored at a ceremony in Columbus.
According to the All-Ohio Academic Team website, the program provides statewide recognition and cash scholarships to outstanding students at Ohio’s 23 community colleges. Since the program began in 1997, more than $200,000 in scholarships has been awarded to hundreds of outstanding two-year college students. The All-Ohio Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges.
To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college president. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25. The rankings for the All-Ohio Academic Team are determined by the scores nominees receive in the All-USA Academic Team Judging. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement.
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