Irvine Valley College student Minjeong (MJ) Koh has been selected as a 2012 COCA-COLA GOLD SCHOLAR for her for her outstanding academic achievement. (Minjeong and fellow student Breeanna Bergeron-Matsumoto are pictured here with IVC President Glenn Roquemore and Chancellor Jack Scott).
Selection as a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar was based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,700 applications were received this year. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Gold Scholars each receive a $1,500 scholarship and a special medallion. All Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars will be listed in an April 23rd issue of the USA TODAY newspaper. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 38 states.
In addition, Minjeong (MJ) Koh was named Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society to the All-California Academic Team First Team and Breeanna Bergeron-Matsumoto was named Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society to the All-California Academic Team Second Team for their academic achievements, community service, and for the example set for their fellow students. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education.
To find out more about Phi Theta Kappa please go to www.ivc.edu/student/clubs/honorsociety/Pages/PhiThetaKappaHome.aspx.