Emmanuel S.A. Garrick Named A 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar
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Emmanuel S.A. Garrick Named A 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar

Published: April 23, 2024

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Emmanuel S.A. Garrick Named A 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar 

Emmanuel S.A. Garrick, Theresa, a student at Jefferson Community College (JCC) has been named a 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service. Garrick was one of only two students statewide to receive Silver scholar recognition and was honored with a commemorative medallion at the Phi Theta Kappa Awards Ceremony held on April 11 in Albany. He also earned a spot on the All-New York Academic team. 

A first-generation student, Garrick is a dual major and anticipates graduating with his Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in both Mathematics and Engineering Science from Jefferson in May.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s global community leaders.”

“In addition to being an outstanding academic scholar, Emmanuel is an active and engaged student leader on campus,” says Dr. Daniel J. Dupee, II, College President. “We are immensely proud of Emmanuel’s accomplishments and are confident that he will continue to inspire others on their path to success. Congratulations, Emmanuel.”

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

About Jefferson Community College
Established on November 7, 1961, Jefferson Community College was the area’s first institution of higher education. Supervised by the State University of New York (SUNY), Jefferson offers 50+ associate degrees, certificates and microcredentials for career preparation or transfer; local access to bachelor’s and advanced degrees through partner institutions; lifelong learning through workshops and seminars; business and industry training; and provides community-based research and a forum for the productive discussion of ideas and issues of significance to the community through the Center for Community Studies. Jefferson is accredited by the Middle States Association and currently serves approximately 2,500 students, including a significant number of service members and their families. 

About the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. Supporting more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, it awards $3.55 million in scholarships annually through three nationally recognized programs. 

About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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