Kristi C. Bushey Named A 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar
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Kristi C. Bushey Named A 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar

Published: April 24, 2024

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Kristi C. Bushey Named A 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar

Kristi C. Bushey, Theresa, a student at Jefferson Community College (JCC) has been named a 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon completing a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She also earned a spot on the All-New York Academic Team.

New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students from more than 1,300 college campuses nationwide were nominated. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state and Bushey received the highest score among all applicants from New York.

Bushey, a first-generation student, is currently enrolled in the Natural Sciences, Allied Health and Biological Sciences degree program and she has been accepted into the College’s esteemed nursing A.A.S program for fall 2024. 

“We congratulate Kristi for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize these outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”

President Daniel J. Dupee, II, says, “This national recognition is well deserved and speaks volumes to Kristi’s commitment to academic excellence and personal development. Kristi has created a pathway to achieve her career goals and her dedication to those goals, while balancing a full-time job and helping fellow students, is to be commended. I am proud of her accomplishments and Jefferson Community College is privileged to play a role in her educational journey.” 

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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