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All-Florida Academic TeamEach year, an All-Florida Academic Team is named to recognize outstanding students in the Florida College System. This distinction is bestowed upon these students in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.
The All-Florida Academic Team is composed of students who were nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society.
The Florida College System, in conjunction with the PTK Florida Region, hosts an annual event to recognize members of the All-Florida Academic Team. Students are honored at an awards ceremony during which each student is presented with a medallion. This year, the awards ceremony will take place at Daytona State College.
This year the luncheon and awards ceremony will be held at The Mori Hosseini Center at Daytona State College on April 9, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Preceding the ceremony, Randy Hanna, Chancellor of the Florida College System, will be leading a business roundtable group for students that will feature local business and community leaders. There will also be a college fair where students can speak with admissions officers about scholarship opportunities that are available.
The 2013 All-Florida Academic TeamThe Florida College System is pleased to announce the 2013 All-Florida Academic Team. This year's team is comprised of 122 students from the Florida College System and three students attending institutions affiliated with the Independent Colleges and University of Florida (ICUF). PTK has distinguished 30 students by selecting them to the First Team based on rating in competition with students throughout the state. List of these teams (PDF, 72KB)
In conjunction with PTK, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation each year sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. This year, 10 students from the All-Florida Academic Team have been awarded scholarships by Coca-Cola:
|Coca-Cola Gold Scholars (will receive a $1,500 scholarship)|
|Rachel Andrews||Pensacola State College|
|Casey Covel||Brevard Community College|
|Stephanie Kupiec||Palm Beach State College|
|Kim Stingo||Palm Beach State College|
|Coca-Cola Silver Scholars (will receive a $1,250 scholarship)|
|Susan Cabrera||Hillsborough Community College|
|Christine Gambino||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota|
|Madeline Heath||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota|
|Jacob Wilson||Polk State College|
|Coca-Cola Bronze Scholars (will receive a $1,000 scholarship)|
|Andres Roque||Miami Dade College|
|Maria Thurber||St. Petersburg College|
In addition, Coca-Cola also names a New Century Scholar from each state. This student receives a $2,000 scholarship for having the highest application score in his or her class. We are proud to announce that this year's New Century Scholar representing Florida is Ashley Young from Hillsborough Community College.
Ashley will receive special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention April 20-23 in San Francisco, California.
For more details regarding the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team and 2013 New Century Scholar Program, please visit the following links:
Event Information and RegistrationRegistration for the 2013 All-Florida Academic Team Awards Ceremony and all associated events has closed. Please contact Liam McClay at (850) 245-9788 or for assistance.
On the day of the event, registration packets for the awards ceremony will be available in the lobby of the Hosseini Center from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will be preceded by a college fair and a business leadership roundtable that will be held in the Bergrengren Building directly across from the Hosseini Center. A complete schedule of events for the All-Florida Academic Team event (PDF, 50KB)
Hotel Reservations and InformationA block of rooms has been reserved for the evening of April 8, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn under the group name of All-Florida Academic Team. In order to secure a room at the group rate of $82, hotel reservations need to be completed by no later than March 22, 2013.
Hilton Garden Inn Daytona Beach Airport
189 Midway Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Phone: (386) 944-4000
Group Name: All-Florida Academic Team
Event LocationThe Mori Hosseini Center at Daytona State College is located at:
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Please stay tuned as campus maps and directions will be posted soon.