ST.?CLAIRSVILLE Each year Belmont College President Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski nominates exceptional students to the All-Ohio Academic Team; this year Belmont College students Ashlyn Grose and Timothy Gummerson were chosen for this prestigious honor.
Both students were named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team.
Grose, from Beallsville, Ohio is an Associate of Arts major. She has served as Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Vice President for the 2014/15 academic year. Additionally, Gummerson from St. Clairsville is an Industrial Electronics major. He currently serves as Student Government Association President. Both students are members of the Belmont College PTK National Honor Society and maintain a 3.97 GPA.
All-Ohio Academic Team Members Ashlyn Grose (left) and Timothy Gummerson (right) at the Ohio Statehouse with Representative Jack Cera (center).
A luncheon was held at the State Capitol Building on April 30 to honor All-Ohio Academic Team members. Each year during Community College Month, members of the All-Ohio Academic Team are honored at a ceremony in Columbus.
According to the All-Ohio Academic Team website, the program provides statewide recognition and cash scholarships to outstanding students at Ohio's 23 community colleges. Since the program began in 1997, more than $200,000 in scholarships has been awarded to hundreds of outstanding two-year college students. The All-Ohio Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges.
To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college president. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25. The rankings for the All-Ohio Academic Team are determined by the scores nominees receive in the All-USA Academic Team Judging. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement.