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JCC PTK Members Receive Follett Textbook Scholarships

Five students at Jefferson Community College (JCC) have received $1,250 in textbook scholarships from Follett Higher Education Group as part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team program. Sponsored by Follett, the All-USA Community College Academic Team program is presented by USA Today with additional support provided by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Five Follett Textbook Scholarships of $250 each were presented to JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of PTK members Lindsey T. Paranzino of Watertown, Danielle M. Scott of Watertown, Christian T. Johnson of Copenhagen, Julie A. VanBrocklin of Watertown and Joseph D. Murtha II of Copenhagen.

The scholarship awards are presented in recognition of the opportunities for excellence at Jefferson as demonstrated by the selection of Laura D. DeNardo, Watertown, as a member of the 2014 All-USA Community College Academic Team. DeNardo was selected as one of twenty recipients from a pool of more than 1,700 nominees to receive this prestigious distinction. She graduated from Jefferson in May 2014 with an associate in applied science degree in nursing. 

Follett awards a total of $125,000 in scholarships through the All-USA Community College Academic program which includes $25,000 in textbook scholarships awarded to the colleges of students selected as members of this prestigious team.

Follett currently serves students at more than 980 bookstores across the country and has partnered with more community colleges than any other bookstore operator in the country. The company implements programs to help drive down the costs of education including Rent-A-Text and

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with nearly 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. Since Phi Theta Kappa’s founding in 1918, nearly 3 million students have been inducted with more than 130,000 students inducted annually.