Three Rivers Students Named to Mo All-Academic Team
Three Rivers College students Amanda Hendrix and Micaela Griffin have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Team, an honor bestowed on the state’s top community college students.
Members of the All-Missouri Academic Team are selected from nominations submitted by each of the state’s community colleges. Each college is allowed two nominees from among its eligible Phi Theta Kappa members, chosen for their outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. All Academic Team members receive a scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa, made possible by a donation from MOHELA, the state’s not-for-profit secondary market lender and servicer in the student loan industry.
“I’m grateful for my time at Three Rivers because I’ve been able to learn more about myself and what I want to do,” said Griffin. “I feel more prepared to enter the world and pursue a career because I attended a community college.”
Hendrix is a college transfer program student who plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree in social work. She is an Air Force veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq, and who is currently employed at the VA Medical Center. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Veterans Association, and volunteers for CASA. She hopes to eventually obtain a master’s degree and pursue a career where she can help the less fortunate.
Griffin is also a college transfer program student, and plans to transfer to Union University in Jackson, TN, to pursue a double major in Occupational Therapy and Theater. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Center Stage at Three Rivers, volunteers at her church’s vacation bible school, donates her time to crocheting hats for premature babies, and helps care for her disabled sister. Her eventual goal is to pursue a career in pediatric therapy.
“We’re very proud of our All-Missouri Academic Team students, and they deserve every bit of this award,” said Dr. Mairead Ryan-Anderson, Instructor of Chemistry at Three Rivers and one of the faculty advisors for the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. “They, along with the rest of our Phi Theta Kappa members, represent the best and brightest that Three Rivers has to offer.”
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence among students of two-year higher educational institutions. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is through invitation only, and members must have at least 12 credit hours of completed college-level coursework with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Members have access to scholarship and academic advancement opportunities, as well as special recognition at graduation.
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