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LBWCC's All-Alabama Students

3/22/2012

Two LBW Community College students will soon receive recognition for prestigious honors in Montgomery for their high academic achievement.
Brooke Sanders of Coffee Springs and B.J. Ammons of Red Level are named as members of the 2012 All-Alabama Academic Team and will receive a $1,000 scholarship each.

“These students represent the highest achievers of our college,” said Dr. Herb Riedel, LBWCC president.

“To say we are proud of them is an understatement. Their accomplishments in academics and involvement on campus earned them this well-deserved recognition.”

All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges and must possess a minimum GPA of 3.25, be involved in campus activities, and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at the institution.
Sanders is the daughter of Dale and Rebecca Campbell and Todd Sanders and is the first person in her family to complete college. She graduates LBWCC in May with a 4.0 GPA and says she is grateful for the scholarships.

“It means I get to continue my studies toward obtaining a degree in radiology,” she said. “Attending LBW has been a wonderful experience and I appreciate all the support and encouragement of faculty and staff.”

Sanders serves as secretary for the Andalusia chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is a volunteer Ambassador and member of Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society. She also works with the Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition.

With a 3.955 GPA, Ammons has proven his determination to succeed despite socioeconomic disadvantages and a cognitive learning disability. He is also a first-generation college student.

“This recognition signifies the foundation of academic excellence that LBW institutes in students and gives me an opportunity to obtain my goals,” he said.
His educational goal is to pursue a medical degree and he is currently investigating various transfer options, including John Hopkins Medical School, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and College of William and Mary. Among several scholarship offers received to date, he has the option of a presidential transfer scholarship to the University of South Alabama.

Ammons is president of the Student Government Association and the Science and Engineering Club, which he re-established this year. He serves as vice president of the Civitan Club and the Andalusia chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. He also job shadows physicians at Andalusia Regional Hospital and participates in volunteer Habitat for Humanity activities.

Students from the 25 colleges within the Alabama Community College System will be recognized at an event in Montgomery on April 5.

The All-Alabama Academic Team recognition program was founded in 1995 to complement the All-USA National Academic Team Program sponsored by USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

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