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John Wykoff, Interim Executive Director

Karen Smith, General Counsel

Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director, Oregon Student Success Center

Katie Archambault, Interim Operations Manager

 

OCCA 

260 13th St NE 

Salem, OR 97304

(503) 399-9912

 

 

All Oregon Academic Team

2018 All Oregon Academic Team Luncheon

Thank you to all who came and made the 2018 All Oregon Academic Team Luncheon a wonderful day for our outstanding academic scholars!

 

To view photos from the event, please click here. All photos are copyrighted by Matt Swain Photography. Students may use images for personal use, but if colleges are interested in using any of the images for their own publications, please contact Matt directly here.

 

Overview

The All-Oregon Community College Academic Team, a part of the national All-State Community College Academic Team program, recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa, community college presidents and community college state associations sponsor All-State Community College Academic Team ceremonies in 38 participating states.

Students from the 38 participating states nominated to the All-USA Community College Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Community College Academic Teams. Ranking on the All-State Community College Academic Teams is generally determined by the student's score in the national competition.

All-State Community College Academic Team recognition ceremonies vary by state, but are most often held in the state capital with legislators, education leaders and corporate leaders attending. All-State Community College Academic Team members receive special recognition at these ceremonies including medallions and certificates and may include scholarships. If applicable, Coca-Cola Gold, Silver and Bronze Scholars are also recognized.

Purpose

The All-State Community College Academic Team Program promotes statewide to legislators, corporate, community and education leaders our nation’s institutions, quality of instruction and outstanding students. The recognition ceremonies vary by state, but are most often held in the state capital with legislators, education leaders and corporate leaders attending.

History

The All-State Community College Academic Team program began in 1994 in Mississippi and Missouri.  To date, there are 38 states that host All-State Academic Team Programs each year to highlight two-year colleges and recognize exceptional students.

Benefits, Goals, and Outcomes

  • Each college may nominate up to two students per campus.
  • The All-State Programs provide individual recognition for students, highlighting their achievements and obstacles.
  • Team members receive special recognition at these ceremonies including medallions and certificates and may include scholarships.
  • The All-State Programs spotlight the state’s two-year institutions that provide high-quality education.  This provides recognition for two-year institutions as a state system.

Process and Deadlines

Visit the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship webpage for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa Role

  • Facilitate the Fall Scholarship Application & the 2016/17 All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship Programs (student & college/nominator access & participation).
  • Provide All-State Academic Team Program processes, information and materials to All-State Coordinators. 

Oregon Community College Association Role

  • Facilitate participation in the All USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship Programs to ensure college representation and student recognition at the All Oregon Academic Team ceremony.   
  • Determine the All Oregon Academic Team structure.
  • Plan and host the All Oregon Academic Team luncheon.
  • OCCA does not play a role in the scholarship process between the four-year institutions and the scholarship recipients:
    • Download the Contact List for Oregon Transfer Scholarships, which lists the institutions providing scholarships to All Oregon Academic Team recipients.
    • Please note: The scholarships are not automatic. Students are responsible for contacting the institution they plan to attend to facilitate the scholarship process prior to the beginning of the term (or as each institution has outlined in the document linked in the above bullet point).

Timeline

  • Application opens in mid-September
  • Student Application Deadline - First of December
  • Recommendation/Assessment Deadline – Second of December
  • Nominator Deadline (deadline for college nominators to submit names) - Mid-December
  • Students names submitted to OCCA - January/February
  • OCCA plans All Oregon Academic Team event - February/March
  • All Oregon Academic Team event is held - April