Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program scheduled for April 23-24, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel was cancelled.
“This recognition is a well-deserved honor for Magan and Evander,” said Dr. Chris Cox, LBWCC interim president. “Although they were unable to have the opportunity to be recognized in Birmingham, I would like to congratulate these distinguished individuals on their accomplishments. I know they will represent LBWCC well in all their endeavors and we are proud to be a part of their journey to success.”
All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges and must possess a minimum grade point average of 3.25, be involved in campus activities and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at the institution. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the All-Alabama Academic Team Foundation.
Magan Weeks, a resident of Andalusia, is currently pursuing an associate in science with honors. She plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and double major in business management and political science.
“My experience at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College has been one of academic and personal growth accompanied by lifelong friendships. Through my previous work as a student support services tutor and joining clubs on campus, I feel I have made the most of it and that my college has prepared me for life in and out of school,” Weeks said.
Weeks also worked in the LBWCC Adult Education Program and was named a Coca-Cola Scholar. After completing her bachelor’s at UAB, Weeks plan to pursue a law degree.
“I appreciate all of the support from my friends, family and professors as I make this transition to UAB and encompass all of the things I have learned at LBW,” Weeks said.
Evander Youngblood, a resident of Georgiana, is studying computer engineering at LBW. He has been an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Beta Pi Nu chapter at the Greenville campus. Youngblood served as the president of communications at the PTK Regional Conference and volunteered with the college food pantry project.
“My goal is to innovate technology to help the world,” Youngblood said. “A few years ago, I would not have believed my goal to be possible. The amazing staff at LBWCC has shown me overwhelming support. My words lack the ability to convey the kindness and patience that I have been given.”
Youngblood plans to transfer to Auburn University and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.
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.