Six Central Community
College students were named to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Nebraska
All-State Academic Team April 11 in a ceremony at the Cornhusker Marriott in
The all-state academic team is an effort sponsored by
PTK, an international honor society for two-year colleges, and the Nebraska
Community College Association to honor students for academic achievement, leadership
and community service.
The team included the following CCC students:
Megan Ahlers of Emerson is enrolled in the academic
transfer program at the Columbus Campus where she is active in the Phi Theta
Kappa Chi Sigma chapter. She has been named to the college’s Dean’s List for
achieving a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99 each semester. After graduating from CCC,
she plans to transfer to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to complete a
bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Cadee Brown of Hastings is a business administration
member at the Hastings Campus where she served as president of the Phi Theta
Kappa Beta Alpha Delta chapter in 2015-16. She is a member of the Student
Activities Committee and Judicial Board and a tutor and consultant in the
Academic Success Center. She was been amed to the Dean’s List one semester for achieving
a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99 and to the President’s List for four semesters for
achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. After earning her degree at CCC, she plans to work
toward a bachelor’s degree in business transfer at Hastings College.
Brittanie Bunger of Kearney is a business administration
and accounting major at the Grand Island Campus. She is an active member of the
Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Tau Tau chapter and the National Honor Society of
Leadership and Success and has been recognized for achieving a high GPA three
semesters in a row. She also serves as chairwoman for Cub Scouts Pack 135 in
Kearney. After she graduates from CCC with an associate’s degree, she plans to
seek a job in the business administration and accounting field.
Jordan Dassinger of Heartwell is a student at the
Hastings Campus where she will begin the dental hygiene program this fall. She
currently serves as vice president of scholarships of the Phi Theta Kappa Beta
Alpha Delta chapter and vice president of the National Honor Society of
Leadership and Success and has been named to the President’s Honor List for
achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. She also is involved with the Nebraska State Rodeo
Association, is a NSLA-SNT facilitator and has worked with the NSLS Campus
Cleanup, PTK Blood Drive, and PTK Food and Hygiene Drive. When she completes
her associate of applied science degree in two years, she plans to take online
classes through the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
Allan Osburn of Cairo is enrolled in the academic
transfer program at the Grand Island Campus where he is vice president of
service for the Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Tau Tau chapter. He also is assistant scout
master for Boy Scout Troop 103; campground chairman for Merit Badge University,
which attracts about 400 Boy Scouts and leaders; adjutant for American Legion
Post 333 in Cairo; vice commander for American Legion District 6; and safety
officer for the Cairo Fire Department. He has received the U.S. Army’s Meritorious
Service, Army Commendation and Army Achievement medals; Boy Scouts’ District
Award of Merit; and a 30-year service award from the Cairo Fire Department.
After he graduates from CCC in May, he plans to work for a secondary education
degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Grant Wyatt of Tilden is an environmental biology major
at the Columbus Campus where he serves as president of the Phi Theta Kappa Chi
Sigma chapter. His other activities on campus include serving as a student
ambassador, peer mentor and tutor. He has received the EducationQuest Reaching
Your Potential Scholarship, Vincent Lempke Memorial Scholarship and Newport
Presidential Leadership Scholarship. After he graduates from CCC this May, he
plans to transfer to Peru State College to complete his undergraduate studies.