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CT State Community College (CT State) celebrated 25 high-achieving students statewide who were named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Connecticut Academic Team this spring.

"We congratulate these exceptional students for their remarkable achievements in being named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team, alongside the five outstanding scholars awarded prestigious scholarships,” said CT State President John Maduko, M.D. “Their dedication to academics and exemplary leadership embodies the essence of excellence. We are exceedingly proud to celebrate their accomplishments and recognize their contributions to our community."

Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the All-Connecticut Academic Team is one of the All-USA Community College qualifying teams. This honor recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service beyond the classroom. Each student is pursuing an associate degree, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, and actively participating in campus activities. 

In addition to being selected All-Connecticut Academic Team scholars, Jake Haynes received the New Century Transfer scholarship, Leah Thomas received the Century Workforce scholarship, Kathylee Perez was named a 2024 Coca-Cola Gold scholar, while Amelia Kearney and Max Richardson were recognized as Coca-Cola Silver and Bronze scholars, respectively.      

The 2024 All CT-Academic Team is listed alphabetically by town of residence with the campus they attend

Jamison Appell, CT State Northwestern 

Victoria Cruz, CT State Naugatuck Valley    

Maria Garcia, CT State Housatonic   

Amelia Kearney, Coca-Cola Silver scholar, CT State Tunxis 

Sophia Acevedo, CT State Gateway

Julia Revellese, CT State Quinebaug Valley 

Gabrielle Hauck, CT State Norwalk                    

Max Richardson, Coca-Cola Bronze scholar, CT State Three Rivers                               

Meghan Serpis, CT State Middlesex 

Carla Galaise, CT State Northwestern 

Kai Saucier-Drygren, CT State Asnuntuck                       

Stephanie Girard, CT State Naugatuck Valley
Katherine Tocto Quituisaca, CT State Middlesex 

Leah Thomas, New Century Workforce scholarship winner, CT State Three Rivers           

Kathylee Perez, Coca-Cola Gold scholar, CT State Naugatuck Valley 

New Britain
Jake Haynes, New Century Transfer scholarship winner, CT State Tunxis 

New Haven
Ajarano Smith-Bowe, CT State Gateway        

Patricia Monique Avisan, CT State Three Rivers  

Brittany Janzer, CT State Capital

South Windsor
Karen Celine Luci, CT State Manchester 

Nanette Addow, CT State Norwalk 

Victoria Randolph, CT State Housatonic      

Ashley Birdsong, CT State Manchester           

West Hartford
Yazmine Goodlett, CT State Capital
Maxat Yerkeshev, CT State Manchester


For Immediate Release: 10 May 2024
Contact: Melissa Lamar, Director of Media & Public Relations
W: 860.773.1407 C:  860.836.4351