Maria Orduña one of twenty recipients worldwide
IRVING, Texas- North Lake College student Maria Del Carmen Orduña
is one of twenty students worldwide to be named a 2014 Guistwhite Scholar
. Recognized for her academic achievement, leadership, and community engagement, Orduña will be awarded a $5,000 Guistwhite Scholarship during the Phi Theta Kappa
Annual Convention in Orlando Florida, April 24-26.
“It took a few days for me to let it sink in,” says Orduña who describes herself as beyond ecstatic. “I could not have done it without my amazing Phi Theta Kappa friends and advisors. They have taught me the meaning of teamwork. We lose together and we win together.”
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 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. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.
For more information about North Lake’s student honor societies, call 972-273-3020 or visit www.bit.ly/nlchonors
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