April 28, 2014
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Lake Michigan College student Joseph Franc of Niles has been selected as a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. As a Bronze Scholar, Franc receives a $1,000 award.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars nationally, and providing nearly $200,000 in awards annually. The program is administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Franc is enrolled at LMC through the Early College Academy at the College’s Bertrand Crossing Campus, and is a senior at Niles High School. Franc will receive an associate of arts degree with highest honors this spring and plans to transfer to a four year university in the fall. His long term goal is to earn a Master of Science degree in computer engineering. While attending school, he has been involved with Business Professionals of America and the Robotics team. Franc served as a tutor at the LMC Bertrand Crossing Campus, and was a poll inspector in 2012. In March, Franc represented LMC as member of the All-Michigan Academic Team at a recent reception in Lansing for community college students.
Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.