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Wilkerson named Phi Theta Kappa New Century Scholar

Wilkerson named Phi Theta Kappa New Century Scholar Pictured is Abigail Wilkerson of Madison, a sophomore on the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, who has been named a 2019 Phi Theta Kappa New Century Scholar.

Abigail Wilkerson of Madison, a sophomore on the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus, was named a 2019 Phi Theta Kappa New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship. This is the first time in school history that a Holmes student has received this honor, which is bestowed upon the students who receive the highest All-USA Academic Team application scores in their state.

Students nominated to be a Transfer Pathway Scholars should be planning to transfer to a four-year college after graduation. A mechanical engineering major, Wilkerson plans on transferring to Mississippi State University to earn her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering upon graduation. At Holmes, she is vice president of Honors and Action for the Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter for Phi Theta Kappa and received All-Mississippi Academic Team recognition. She has also been on the Dean's List or President's List every semester at Holmes.

"Abby has been such a joy to work with," said mathematics instructor/Phi Theta Kappa Adviser Lisa Anglin. "I have had the pleasure of getting to know her in the classroom and as a Phi Theta Kappa officer, and she excels in both capacities. I was overjoyed when she received this honor as she is very deserving."

Outside of school, Wilkerson works as a barista at Mocha Mugs and serves as a leader for the youth group at Vertical Church. Her career goal is to one day work on the design team for a car manufacturer.

The New Century Pathway Scholarship program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at ptk.org.

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