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RACC Student Wins Prestigious 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship

Jun 06, 2018 • by Reading Area Community College
Kristy Whitekettle

Reading, PA- Kristy Whitekettle, a RACC psychology major and president of the Alpha Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has been selected as an inaugural 2018 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar, and will win a $1,250 scholarship.

“We congratulate Ms. Whitekettle for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize her outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”

This new scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions who plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate on a national scale. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa.

New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. “More than 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country. It is an honor for us to have a student like Kristy selected from the state of Pennsylvania, and from Reading Area Community College,” says RACC President Dr. Anna Weitz.

The New Century Workforce Pathway Scholars will be recognized during the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) Congress in New York City in October 2018.

To learn more about developing leadership potential through participation in Phi Theta Kappa programs at RACC, contact Danelle Bower at 610.372.4721.

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