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Motlow sophomore Beth Kinser named 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar

March 18, 2015

Motlow College sophomore Elizabeth (Beth) Kinser has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.

Kinser, who majors in psychology and sociology, is from Tullahoma and was selected this year to represent the McMinnville Center as Miss Motlow. While at Motlow, Kinser has earned Dean's List honors while actively participating in Motlow's Alpha Xi Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

PTK 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.

Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held on campus and internationally for those who are able to attend PTK's Annual Convention.

Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

"We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for their vote of confidence in community college students by investing in their futures," said Dr. Rod Risley, executive director of PTK. "Their support is especially welcome during this challenging economic climate, as more and more community college students need additional resources to help them complete their degrees."

"The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges," said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals."

PTK, headquartered in Jackson, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than three million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually.