Jackson State Students Receive Honors from Phi Theta Kappa and Coca-Cola Foundation

Two Jackson State Community College students have received honors from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for two-year and community college campuses, and the Coca-Cola Foundation. Cassandra Yates was recognized as a New Century Scholar and Jordan Haskins was recognized as a member of the All-Tennessee Academic Team.

Yates, a sophomore from Munford, Tenn., has served as secretary of Phi Theta Kappa, and is a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries and the Lady Generals softball team. She is studying physical education and plans to transfer to the University of Memphis in the fall. She has performed community service through the BCM and the American Cancer Society.

The New Century Scholars are chosen based on grades, leadership, activities, and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Scholars, who are also part of the All-Tennessee Academic Team, are the highest scoring students in the state. Yates received a $2,000 scholarship and plaque, was recognized in the April 11, 2011 edition of USA Today, and attended the American Association of Community College