Six Pensacola State College students have been selected for the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team. They are among 128 students nominated from Florida’s 28 State Colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society.
The following PSC students were honored for their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
• Kimberly Bogers is PTK vice president of public relations, Corsair newspaper editor-in-chief and All-USA Coca-Cola Silver Scholar. She receives an associate in arts degree in May and then begins her junior year at the University of Central Florida to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
• Sarah Eason is PTK chapter president and facilitates the Honors in Action project. She works with the P.A.L.S. program, conducts Lunch and Learn Study Tips workshops, and volunteers for Breast Cancer Awareness and the Navarre High School drama department. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing, she plans to join the military and become a combat nurse.
• Logan Gonzalez, a former Marine, is earning an associate degree on his way to becoming a mechanical engineer in the automotive or aerospace industry. He volunteers regularly in the PSC math lab and at his church. Besides working at Sandy Sansing BMW, he also is the primary caregiver for his grandmother.
• Robin Hill, in her second year as PTK chapter president, has spearheaded many PTK projects, such as building and installing four “free little libraries” at local elementary schools. She is completing an associate degree and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education.
• Melissa Morphis is a young mother seeking to be a good example for other students as well as her child. She receives an associate in arts degree in May and then begins her junior year at the University of West Florida majoring in social work.
• Tammy Sutton volunteered on numerous PTK projects at the Milton campus, particularly the Lumberjack Festival, Craft Fair and gathering cards and socks for military veterans. She is an All-USA Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar who graduated magna cum laude from PSC in December and is now at the University of West Florida majoring in clinical social work.
Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, in partnership with the Phi Theta Kappa Florida region, hosted an awards ceremony in Tampa where each student received a medallion.
For more information, contact PSC Marketing Director Sheila Nichols at 850-484-1428.