For Immediate Release: May 1, 2018
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Phone: (504) 671-5478
New Orleans--Ariel Alonso, a Delgado Community College student and a member of the college’s Omega Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, has been recognized as a 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar.
The Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars program recognizes the most outstanding two-year college student in each state who is planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Each scholar receives a $2,250 scholarship.
The annual award, presented by Phi Theta Kappa, the Coca Cola Foundation, and the American Association of Community Colleges, is awarded to the student with the highest All-USA Academic Team score in each state.
Alonso is one of 47 recipients out of the more than 1800 students nominated nationwide. Honorees are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership, civic growth and how they choose to extend their educational experience to better their lives, as well as those of their colleges and communities.
Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis expressed the college’s pride in Ariel’s award: “This is a huge accomplishment for Ariel and the Delgado family. We are extremely proud of her efforts in the classroom and in our community and wish her best as she takes the next step in her academic career.”
Alonzo received her recognition at the annual Phi Theta Kappa President’s Breakfast this week in Dallas as part of the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) national convention.
A past vice president and president of Delgado’s Omega Nu chapter, Alonso is also the recipient of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Order of the Golden Key. Under her leadership, the Omega Nu chapter has compiled a children’s library, which will be donated to Delgado’s Georgusis Center for Children.
Alonso will graduate later this month with an associate degree in general studies with a biological science concentration. She plans to attend the University of New Orleans.
About Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.
About Delgado Community College: Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is the New Orleans region’s largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of educational services available in the greater New Orleans region.
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Ariel Alonso, a Delgado Community College student and a member of the college’s Omega Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, has been recognized as a 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar.
Ariel Alonso with Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis.
Ariel Alonso, right, with Kim Russell, advisor to the Omega Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.