NO. R-163. House concurrent resolution congratulating the two-year college All Vermont Academic Team.
Offered by: Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster and Partridge of Windham.
Whereas, outstanding students attend two-year colleges and many then matriculate into four-year degree programs at other institutions of higher education, and
Whereas, annually, Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, with financial support from the Coca-Cola company and the USA Today newspaper, organizes the All USA Academic Team, a showcase of outstanding two-year college students throughout the country, and
Whereas, as a first step in developing the All USA Academic Team, the presidents of a state’s two-year colleges nominate two students from their respective schools, and
Whereas, these student nominees comprise the membership of an individual state’s All Academic Team, and
Whereas, from among the members of the state All Academic Teams, national judges then select the All USA Academic Team, and
Whereas, although individual Vermont colleges have participated in the All USA Academic Team competition in prior years, an official All Vermont Academic team had not been previously established, and
Whereas, as an opportunity to honor the academic excellence of Vermont’s top two-year college students, and to increase the scholarship possibilities for these students at four-year colleges in Vermont, Dr. Lynda J. Katz, President of Landmark College, and David W. Mulholland, who, with Dr. Katz, serves as the faculty coadvisor for Landmark College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, and the Landmark College Student Government Association have established the first official All Vermont Academic Team, and
Whereas, the members of the first Vermont All Academic Team and their home colleges are Sara Wolfson and Tucker Bond-Watts of Landmark College, and Nicole A. Seligson and Marie L. Gray from the Community College of Vermont, and
Whereas, the establishment of the All Vermont Academic Team adds an exciting new element for Vermont’s two-year colleges who participate in the All America Academic Team program, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates the members of the first Vermont All Academic Team, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each member of the All Vermont Academic Team; to Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa; and to Vermont Community College; and three copies to Landmark College.
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