Durham Tech students receive Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarships

Durham Tech President Dr. Bill Ingram poses with Durham Tech students Ednah Sangaka and Brandi Crosson, who received the 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship.

Two students from Durham Technical Community College have been named as
2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars.

The students, Ednah Sangaka and Brandi Crosson, were among 207 Phi Theta
Kappa members recognized this year. They each received a $1,000 scholarship.

“It has been such a joy to watch these young ladies grow into leadership roles
within our chapter,” said Kimberly Boyce, faculty advisor of Beta Tau Phi, the
Durham Tech chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

“They both have been wonderful assets to our team and have pushed themselves
beyond their comfort zones in order to get involved with the great things that Beta
Tau Phi is doing and has planned this semester. I can’t wait to watch things unfold
for these two remarkable students.”

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps defray educational
expenses for new Phi Theta Kappa members while they are enrolled in associate
degree programs.

More than 1,200 people applied for the scholarship. The winners were selected
based on academic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial
assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale
Hopkins, Executive Vice President and President-Elect 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 leaders of the global community.”

Phi Theta Kappa is a 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 3.5 million
members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. For more information,
visit ptk.org.

For more information about the Durham Tech chapter, visit durhamtech.edu.