April 19, 2016 – Aurora, CO – Two Community College of Aurora students have been inducted into the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team for their outstanding academic achievement and were recognized by the Colorado Community College System at a luncheon in March.
Georgina Cendejas, who will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average in May, has been accepted to Regis University (Denver) for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology program. “I am completely honored to receive this award, especially for representing such an amazing institution,” Cendejas said. “CCA has been like a home to me, and I could not have won this award without the help of the amazing instructors I have had along the way.” Cendejas’ long-term career goal is to join the FBI. She volunteers for the Aurora Police Department and the Colorado Human Remains Extraction and Recovery Team.
Napoleon Wilson will receive his Associate of Arts degree from CCA and a General Business certificate when he graduates in May. He moved to California in 2010, but returned to Colorado to care for his sick mother, who passed away from breast cancer after a four-year battle. Napoleon used the money his mother left him to enroll at CCA and has volunteered for groups such as PTK, Young Life, and Colorado Uplift. “This award is very important to me,” said Wilson. “Education is the key to me having a brighter future. This award will help me progress, succeed, and dominate my educational goals.” Wilson has been accepted to San Diego State University, where he will pursue a degree in international business. He wants to start a consulting business to help international visitors conduct business in America.
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education in the United States and recognizes the academic achievement of two-year college students. To be eligible, students much complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.