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Two STLCC Students Named Coca-Cola Scholars

April 13, 2010

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has recently selected two St. Louis Community College students as 2010 Coca-Cola Scholars. Marina Allen, who attends STLCC-Meramec, was named a Gold Scholar, and Derek Adams, who attends STLCC-Forest Park, was chosen as a Silver Scholar. Each was selected for the honor based on his or her ranking among hundreds of community college students nominated nationwide to the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Teams.


Marina Allen  
Marina Allen

A business administration major from Bunker Hill, Ill., Allen serves as campus chapter president of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year institutions. She also volunteers for the St. Louis Public Library and Cinema St. Louis, and has been the recipient of multiple scholarships. She will receive a $1,500 stipend as a Gold Scholar.



Derek Adams  
Derek Adams

Adams, a native of Washington, D.C., is studying business administration-management and plans to attend either Washington University in St. Louis or the University of Missouri-St. Louis upon graduation from STLCC. He is active in Phi Theta Kappa, the African-American Male Initiative and the Campus Institutional Affairs Council. Adams also served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He will receive a $1,250 award.


In addition, Allen and Adams each will receive a medallion commemorating the honor and be listed in the April 19 edition of USA Today.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System.