Northeast State students Nathan Carrier and Shannon Yerton have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Community College Academic Team.
The All-Tennessee Academic Team is comprised of students nominated by their colleges to be considered for the All-USA Academic Team, sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. Each of the state’s 13 community colleges selects two outstanding students to recognize for their academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community.
Carrier will graduate summa cum laude in May 2017. He was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and is an Honors Program graduate. He was named the outstanding student in Social Work in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division, and he was a finalist for the College’s Outstanding Student Award.
Yerton will graduate magna cum laude in May 2017, and she is a TRiO Student Support Services graduate. She was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and is an Honors Program graduate. Yerton earned the President’s Academic Leadership Award, was nominated for the College’s Adult Learner of the Year Award and was a semi-finalist for the Outstanding Student Award. She was named a distinguished chapter officer at PTK’s state convention, and she earned a 2017 Honors Case Study Challenge Award at the organization’s national convention.
“It’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to recognize the hard work, dedication, and commitment these students have exhibited at their colleges,” Dr. Flora W. Tydings, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, said. “They’ve achieved a high degree of success not only in the classroom, but they’ve made significant contributions to their communities through their volunteer efforts and leadership skills.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in the U.S. and beyond. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for membership.