Three SGSC students named to All-Georgia Academic Team

Three South Georgia State College students have been named to the All-Georgia Academic Team for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Michael D’Ambrosio of Blackshear, Ga., Paige Smith of Nicholls, Ga., and Nicole Spivey of Pearson, Ga., recently attended a luncheon in Atlanta where they were recognized for their selections.

“It is always a great day for South Georgia State College when our students are recognized for their academic success,” said Dr. Virginia Carson, president of South Georgia State College.  “It was a proud moment for me and a tremendous honor to watch these students receive their well-deserved recognitions.”

D’Ambrosio is pursuing an associate’s degree in business administration; Smith is working towards an associate’s degree in English; and Spivey is pursuing an associate’s degree in biology.

Smith and Spivey serve as officers of the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) on the Douglas Campus.  D’Ambrosio is an officer of the Alpha Rho Omega Chapter of PTK on the Waycross Campus.  He also serves as President of the Georgia Region of PTK.

“I am proud of our representatives on the All-Georgia team and what they mean to our College,” said Amy Hancock, PTK advisor.  “These students represent the best and brightest, and I am pleased they were honored for their commitment and dedication to their Phi Theta Kappa chapter and also to their academic achievements.”

The three students were among 23 named to the All-Georgia Academic Team from nine University System of Georgia institutions.  Nominations to the team are based on academic performance as well as college and community service.  All-Georgia Academic Team members are also nominated to the All-USA Academic Team.

The All-Georgia Academic Team is sponsored by PTK, two-year college presidents, and community college state associations.

PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in 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 2.5 million students have been inducted since PTK’s founding in 1918.  Approximately 135,000 students are inducted annually into the organization.


PHOTO: Three South Georgia State College students were recently named to the All-Georgia Academic Team.  (L-R): Nicole Spivey, Paige Smith, SGSC President Dr. Virginia Carson, and Michael D’Ambrosio.