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QCC Once Again Has a Student Named as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

March, 2019
  • Ashley Forhan
    Ashley Forhan has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar.

Recent QCC graduate and Phi Theta Kappa student Ashley Forhan has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Selections as a Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar are based on scores the students earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition. The program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by the Phi Theta Kappa honor Society.  Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators, and selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Ms. Forhan, who graduated in December 2018, is the former QCC Food Pantry Manager and was instrumental in getting the Food Pantry and Resource Center off the ground.

“I am truly grateful to PTK, QCC, and most importantly Bonnie Coleman (PTK Advisor) who’s incredibly hard work with the PTK students is what makes getting an award such as this one possible,” Ms. Forhan said. “QCC and PTK gave me the educational and leadership tools I needed to succeed at my four-year school and this award has eased the financial burden that comes along with transferring to a private school.”

Ms. Forhan recently began at Lasell College and is majoring in Legal Studies. She is on track to graduate next year, with the goal of attending law school.

“This award continues to prove that although I am studying at a different school, QCC will always be my home. It will always be the place where my dreams began turning into my reality,” Ms. Forhan added.

Visit QCC’s PTK Program to learn more.