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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT CONCURRENT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution


H.C.R. 293

House concurrent resolution congratulating Vermont’s 2008 All-Vermont Academic Team members, New Century Scholar, and Senator Stafford and Senator Aiken award winners

Offered by:  Representatives Mook of Bennington, Ancel of Calais, Barnard of Richmond, Clark of Vergennes, Crawford of Burke, Donovan of Burlington, Gilbert of Fairfax, Hosford of Waitsfield, Oxholm of Vergennes and Peltz of Woodbury

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, the state’s two-year college presidents select students as winners of the Senator Robert T. Stafford award for Outstanding Student Leader and the Senator George D. Aiken award for Outstanding Community Servant Leadership for the All-Vermont 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 had participated in the All‑USA Academic Team competition in prior years, an official All-Vermont Academic team was not established until 2005, 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, All-Vermont Academic Team Executive Director, who, with Dr. Katz, serves as the faculty co-advisor for Landmark College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, and the Landmark College Student Government Association established the first official All-Vermont Academic Team, and

 

Whereas, the members of All-Vermont Academic Team and their home colleges are Findlay Walsh, and Billi Dunham of the Community College of Vermont, Christine Anderson and David Guzman of Landmark College, and Toni Poquette and Inge Smith-Luce of Vermont Technical College, and

Whereas, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has named Inge Smith-Luce of Vermont Technical College as the top two-year college student in Vermont and the winner of its New Century Scholarship, and

Whereas, the 2007 Senator Robert T. Stafford award for Outstanding Student Leaders for Vermont’s two-year colleges are Richard Maxwell of the Community College of Vermont, James Love of Landmark College, and Garrett Crawford of Vermont Technical College, and

Whereas, the 2007 Senator George D. Aiken award for Outstanding Community Servant Leaders for Vermont’s two-year colleges are Sergio Torres of the Community College of Vermont, Meaghan McNamara of Landmark College, and Mary Wilson of Vermont Technical college, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the members of the 2008 All‑Vermont Academic Team, Vermont’s New Century Scholar, and its Senator Stafford and Senator Aiken award winners, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each individual honored in this resolution, to Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa; to David Mulholland, Executive Director of the All‑Vermont Academic Team, and to the Community College of Vermont; Vermont Technical College, and three copies to Landmark College.

 

 

 



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