March 2, 2009
Cowley student named Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar
Having recently been named a member of the Kansas All-State
Academic Team, Cowley College sophomore Tina Wohlford earned another
prestigious honor by being named a 2009 Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar.
The Coca-Cola Scholar program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
As a Bronze Scholar, Wohlford will be provided with a certificate, bronze medallion, and a check for $1,000.
Wohlford is a student at Cowley’s Mulvane campus and is active in Phi Theta Kappa, the Math and Science Club, and the Book Club. She was one of the top 150 students (top 50 are gold scholars, next 50 are silver scholars and next 50 are bronze) out of two candidates nominated from every campus of every community college in the nation.
“I was only eligible because of my being a member of PTK,” Wohlford said. ‘I am honored to be a part of PTK. Nancy (Ayers) and Melinda (Neal) have been incredible mentors to me.”
Selection as a Coca-Cola Scholar was based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition. Gold, Silver and Bronze Scholars will be listed in a special section of USA TODAY on April 6.
Cowley College PTK co-sponsor, Nancy Ayers, was happy to see Wohlford be named a Bronze Scholar.
“Tina has been very active in Phi Theta Kappa since her induction in the Fall of 2007,” Ayers said. “She serves as the Vice President of Service for our chapter and has been instrumental in our recycling efforts, which is one of her passions. She is one of the driving forces of our Mulvane group and just a wonderful person to work with. I'm really going to miss her when she transfers on next fall.”
Wohlford plans to transfer to either Newman University or Fort Hays State University to major in Radiology.