Diane Peeples (pictured on the left) and Josh Pinkard (pictured on the right) are joined by NW-SCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross.

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Diane Peeples and Josh Pinkard were selected to the 2018 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and honored last Friday (4/13) at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, Ala.

Peeples, a Muscle Shoals resident, currently is majoring in English at NW-SCC and plans to transfer to the University of North Alabama. Also, Peeples was selected as a Bronze Scholar on the Coca-Cola’s 2018 Academic Team. The prestigious honor includes a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Pinkard, a Russellville resident, currently is majoring in Pre-Engineering at NW-SCC and plans to attend University of Alabama in Huntsville. 

The faculty and staff of NW-SCC nominate students from each campus of the college. The criteria for voting for a student is to choose students who “excel academically; demonstrate intellectual rigor in their course of study; show academic growth and potential; and use their two-year college education to better themselves, their schools and their communities.” Each community college in Alabama has two representatives.

The Alabama College System’s All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program was established in 1995 as an enhancement to the All-USA National Academic Team Recognition Program, which is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today.