MCC Guistwhite Scholar Recognized by Board of Trustees

(Bradenton, Fla., May 20, 2009) - Manatee Community College (MCC) graduate Hilary English was recognized by the MCC District Board of Trustees at May meeting for winning the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Guistwhite Scholarship.

Designed to aid PTK members in earning a bachelor's degree, the scholarship is awarded to students based on academic achievement, participation in PTK programs, and service to their college and community. English was one of 20 students in the nation to receive the scholarship. She also was awarded the Beverly Beall & R. Kemp Riechmann Foundation Scholarship, presented by MCC President Dr. Lars A. Hafner at Honors Convocation. This fall, English plans to study environmental science at the University of South Florida.

While English was highly involved at MCC as executive vice present of PTK and member of the Student Government Association, her most rewarding experience was working as a math tutor in the Peer Assisted Learner Program at MCC. English also participated in community organizations such as the Tallevast Reading Program, Call to Arms and Relay for Life.

Steve Harner, MCC board chairman, Hilary English, Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar, Jennifer Quick, PTK adviser and language and literature faculty member, MCC President Dr. Lars A. Hafner

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