4 May, 2017
Two Gadsden State Community College students were recently named to the All-Alabama Academic Team, a program of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Jasmine Adams and Anirban Biswas were honored at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon at Ross Bridge Hotel and Spa in Birmingham. They will receive $1,000 academic scholarship through the All-USA Academic Program.
All-Alabama Academic team members are nominated by the faculty and reviewed by a selection committee. To be eligible, students must have a 3.25 minimum grade point average, complete at least 12 hours at the nominating college and be involved in campus activities. Each community college in the Alabama Community College System nominates two students. The team nominees are also entered in the All-USA Academic team competition, which is sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa.
Adams is a sophomore from Centre who plans to attend Troy University to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary and collaborative education. She graduates Thursday and will be a commencement speaker. At Gadsden State, she is an ambassador, president of the Inter-Club Council and vice president of the Student Government Association. She is a member of the Gadsden State Connects Team and was crowned Gadsden State’s Homecoming Queen. She is included in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. At the recent Honors Day, she received the Outstanding Ambassador Award and the Outstanding SGA Member Award.
Biswas, an international student from Bangladesh, is studying pre-engineering at Gadsden State. He plans to transfer to Troy University in the fall. He recently was named the recipient of the Allen-Ray Award, the highest honor bestowed on a Gadsden State student. He is on the President’s List and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. He is the vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa and president of the student chapter of the Gadsden State Alumni Association. He is a member of the Student Without Borders Club, the Science, Math and Engineering Club and is a tutor for Student Support Services. He was crowned Homecoming King in the fall.
The Alabama College System’s All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program was established in 1995 as an enhancement to the All-USA National Academic Team Recognition Program, which is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today.