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Two Students Selected as Coca-Cola Scholars

March 27, 2014 -- Two CNM students have been selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars. Emily Sarvis was named a Gold Scholar, and Ihsan Wadud-Rodriguez was named a Silver Scholar.

Their selections were based on scores the students earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,700 applications were received this year. The program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa will recognize the 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars at this year’s annual convention April 24-26 in Orlando, Fla. They will be honored on stage during a general session and at a special reception.

Sarvis will receive $1,500 and a gold medallion for being named a Gold Scholar. Wadud-Rodriguez will receive a prize of $1,250 and a silver medallion.

Sarvis plans on transferring to UNM when she completes her associate degree in biology to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Ultimately, she would like to go into research and possibly apply to medical school.

Wadud-Rodriguez graduated from CNM with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and is now enrolled at UNM. She is currently writing a book and hopes to become a motivational speaker.

Both were also recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Academic Team and will each receive a $15,000 scholarship from that honor. They were honored at the New Mexico Legislature for being part of the All-State team in February.

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