CCC’s Student Scholars Honored in Salem

Clatsop Community College is proud to announce that Daniel Kennedy and José Sosa have been selected as Clatsop Community College's 2014/2015 Student Scholars, and as its representatives on the Oregon Community College Association All-Oregon Academic Team.

(L-R) Daniel Kennedy, Dr. Lawrence Galizio, Jose Sosa in state capitol wearing All Oregon Academic Team medalsOn Thursday, April 30, Kennedy and Sosa, accompanied by CCC President Lawrence Galizio, were honored in Salem along with students from each of Oregon’s community colleges. Student scholars attended a recognition luncheon followed by a presentation in the Oregon State Capitol and group photo with Governor Kate Brown in the Ceremonial Office.

Daniel Kennedy is a 41 year old student from Gearhart. He maintains a 3.57 GPA and volunteers as a tutor in the English as a Second Language, Biology and Psychology programs at CCC. Kennedy plans to transfer to the University of Oregon. He says, “I will major in biology, in preparation for a degree in neuroscience. I might end up being a neuroscience lab technician but am open to other opportunities that may become available to me as I continue to study biology.”

(L-R) Daniel Kennedy, Dr. Lawrence Galizio, José Sosa 


All Oregon Academic Team with Governor Kate Brown in ceremonial office, SalemJosé Sosa, 19, came to Clatsop County from Patzcuaro Michoacán, Mexico. He is the recipient of a CCC Foundation Scholarship, the Sue Richardson Memorial Scholarship, CCC Latino Club Scholarship and Puerta de Oportunidades award. Sosa is a math major with a 3.94 GPA and active as a Latino Club member, Cannon Beach Bible Church volunteer, Spanish translator and math tutor. He plans to attend Western Oregon University in the fall and will major in math education. In describing his goals, Sosa says, “I want to reach out to others who have had a tough life and show them that there’s a way out.”

The annual All-Oregon Academic Team event celebrates outstanding students from Oregon’s seventeen community colleges. The Oregon Community College Association partners with Phi Theta Kappa to ensure students have the opportunity to be eligible for more than $350,000 in Coca-Cola Foundation and USA Today scholarships. Additionally, all Oregon four-year institutions offer a minimum of $1,000 in transfer scholarships to each All-Oregon Academic Team Member.

For additional information contact:  Liz Hylton, faculty representative, 503-338-2507.



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