Two SCC grads earn All-State Academic Team recognition

Two SCC grads earn All-State Academic Team recognition

Salem Community College Class of 2018 graduates Diana Clark and Alyssa Von Ahnen were named to the New Jersey All-State Academic Team.

Each year, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges honors the state’s top community college students for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at their local community colleges. Diana and Alyssa join an elite group of 38 students who comprised this year’s group of honorees.   

Diana and Alyssa each completed Phi Theta Kappa’s Five-Star Competitive Edge professional development program, which designates them as Five-Star Chapter members.  

Diana served as the 2017-18 president of Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Pi Omega chapter while Alyssa was vice president and leadership coordinator.  Owing to the hard work of Diana, Alyssa and other members of the leadership team, the SCC chapter again achieved Five-Star Chapter status, the highest recognition possible.  SCC also recently earned Gold Chapter status and Reach Chapter awards at PTK’s Middle States regional conference.  

Diana received Salem Community College’s Dr. Peter B. Contini College Service Achievement Award.  She graduated with an associate in applied science degree with high honors in Nuclear Energy Technology.  

Alyssa was named to the PTK Middle States Region Hall of Honor as a Distinguished Chapter Officer.  She earned the Rowan University Transfer Trustee Scholarship and the National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship. She earned an associate in arts degree with high honors in Education.  

The SCC Foundation awarded each student $250 for earning All-New Jersey Academic Team status.