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Merced College Student Receives Prestigious Award

September 23, 2005

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, has announced the winners of its 2005 Leaders of Promise Scholarship. Among the 30 recipients nationwide is Merced College student Anna Friedland. Friedland will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“This is a noteworthy honor because it recognizes the potential success of outstanding students such as Anna,” said Rod A. Risley, Phi Theta Kappa’s executive director. “The 2005 Leaders of Promise have demonstrated academic excellence and are committed to improving their communities. Anna exemplifies the outstanding students enrolled not only at Merced College, but at community colleges everywhere.”

Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society for higher education, has more than 1.5 million members at 1,200 community colleges in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and Germany. About 100,000 students are inducted annually in the society’s 1,200 chapters.

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