been named a 2020 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. Each scholar also
receives a commemorative medallion. She has also been named to
the Ohio First Team Top 10, and will receive a $1,000
scholarship and medallion.
dedicated herself to advanced academic achievement at a very
young age by making the decision to attend LCCC’s Early College
High School. She has flourished in her classes, as well as
taking on challenging extra-curricular opportunities, such a
high-level research. There is no doubt that she will go far in
life,” LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D., said.
Cintron is a
member of LCCC’s chapter of the American Society of Microbiology
and a leader in an on-campus research group that investigates
toxic algae blooms in the Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie. She is also
a supplemental instructor for biology and a member of Phi Theta
Kappa honor society, and a varsity athlete in cross country and
track for Elyria High School.
truly an amazing individual,” said LCCC biology professor
Kathy Durham, Ph.D., who oversees the research group. “She
was only a freshman in high school when she asked to join my
research group. I said yes, and it was the best decision I ever
made. Dulce is reliable, enthusiastic and a very positive
Cintron plans to transfer to a four-year university to earn a
bachelor’s degree in animal science or a related field. Her
ultimate goal is to become a large animal veterinarian and to
conduct veterinary research.
to be recognized with these awards,” Cintron said. “Attending
Early College at LCCC, I have been inspired to work harder by my
teachers and I cannot thank them enough. I am beyond grateful
for the opportunities I’ve had because of the LCCC community.
nominated for the academic team by their college administrators.
Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and
engagement in college and community service.
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 and
make it possible for deserving students to achieve their
“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.”
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 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300
chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active
members in the nation’s colleges.