Sophomore Sofia Medina has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2014 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar, an honor that also carries a $2,000 scholarship. The Bayonne resident carries a 3.96 grade point average as a Biology, Pre-Medicine major.
Sofia will formally be recognized April 8 at the annual Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Breakfast held during the American Association of Community College’s Convention in Washington, D.C. She will also be honored April 25 at the Second General Session of the Phi Theta Kappa convention in Orlando.
The scholarship program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, and American Association of Community Colleges, and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. There were more than 1,700 applications for this prestigious award.
“Congratulations to Sofia; this is a fantastic honor,” said President Gale E. Gibson. “I also want to congratulate our faculty advisors to PTK (Biology Instructor Lynn Wilson, Biology Professor Jeffrey Lee and Humanities Instructor Sean O’Connell) who continue to provide top notch mentorship that produces scholar students that make us proud.”
Sofia is a member of the College’s strenuous Honors Program. After she graduates with her Associate degree, she plans to pursue a dual degree in medicine (pediatric oncology) and public health. New York University, Brown and the University of North Carolina are her three top transfer choices.