TCC student to be recognized in ‘USA Today’ for scholarship win

Tulsa Community College President Dr. Tom McKeon congratulates Brittany Howton for being named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar at a recent TCC Board of Regents meeting.

Tulsa Community College student Brittany Howton has been named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar, the highest award given to a member of the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. She will be presented with a $2,000 scholarship and have her name listed for her honor in the April 11 issue of “USA Today.”

Selection was based on the score earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1,600 applications were received this year. Howton was the top scoring team member for Oklahoma.

Howton is president of the Alpha Zeta Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the TCC Northeast Campus and is an interpreter education major. She will receive her scholarship and plaque at the New Century Scholars Reception and Program during the American Association of Community Colleges Convention April 11 in New Orleans.

The scholarship program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the Coca-Cola Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. It is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America and awards more than $3 million annually in college scholarships and to outstanding high school seniors.