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Student Earns National Scholarship

Release Date: 8/28/2007

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Student Receives
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program has selected Zachary Bowen from Carroll Community College as a scholarship recipient who demonstrates a commitment to academics and the community. Bowen is among 400 recipients nationwide who has been recognized by the program this year. He received a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

On Aug. 28, 2007, College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo presented Bowen with a certificate to acknowledge his achievement.

Bowen, a Finksburg resident, has attended Carroll since spring, 2005. He has two majors, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. "I was pleasantly surprised when I received the news," said Bowen. "This scholarship will provide the necessary financial assistance to allow me to complete my studies at Carroll."

"I am delighted that Zachary has received this national recognition," said Dr. Pappalardo. "Zachary exemplifies the high caliber of students who excel in their studies at Carroll. I extend my deepest congratulations to him."

"The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program offers support and encouragement," said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. "This program is an extension of our long-standing commitment to college education throughout the United States."

Carroll nominated Bowen for the national award. Criteria for selection included time spent in community service or employment, along with academic success measured by a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. Applicants were also required to be enrolled in at least two courses at a two-year college.



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