SGSC Students Named to All-Georgia Academic Team
By: Amy Hancock
External Affairs Coordinator
South Georgia State College (SGSC) students Loren Mertz of Nahunta and Kelsey Smith of Douglas were named to the All-Georgia Academic Team, a program sponsored by two-year college presidents, the national honor society for two-year colleges Phi Theta Kappa, and community college state associations. Mertz and Smith are members of Phi Theta Kappa’s Kappa Sigma chapter on the Douglas Campus. A recognition luncheon was recently held in their honor in Atlanta at the Sloppy Floyd Building Empire Room.
Colleges may nominate students from their campuses to the All-USA Academic Team. Students from Georgia nominated to the national team make up the All-Georgia Academic Team. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is a valued partner of the All-Georgia Academic Team.
The keynote speaker for the luncheon was Ms. Amy Clines, enrollment management administrator in undergraduate admissions and recruitment. She is passionate about improving student access to higher education, and continuously seeks different and improved ways to work with students, their families, and secondary school counselors to assist students in their pursuit of education beyond high school.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,300 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of 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 its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.
Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers and Kelsey Smith
Loren Mertz and Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers