NWSCC All-Alabama Academic Team recipients Savannah Berryman (left) and Jaron Hood (right) stand with NWSCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross following today’s virtual recognition program.

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. – Savannah Berryman and Jaron Hood were selected to the 2021 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) and honored Friday (4/23) morning through a virtual recognition program.

Berryman and Hood will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for being selected to the All-Alabama Academic Team. The program was broadcast on the Alabama Community College System YouTube channel and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/EBxYc2iiujs.

Berryman, a Tuscumbia resident, will graduate from NWSCC this spring and plans to transfer to the University of Alabama and major Political Science. Berryman was also selected as the only 2021 New Century Transfer Scholar from Alabama and received a $2,250 scholarship as a New Century Transfer Scholar.  

In March, Berryman was selected as one of 20 college students nationwide to the prestigious All-USA Academic Team. She received a $5,000 scholarship. More than 2,000 students were nominated for this award. The All-USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending associate degree-granting institutions.

Hood, a Moulton resident, currently is majoring in Salon and Spa Management at NWSCC and will graduate this spring. He plans to work in the cosmetology industry for one year prior to returning to NWSCC to continue his education in the Salon and Spa Instructor Training program. Earlier this spring, he was also named the 2021 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.

The faculty and staff of NWSCC nominate students for the All-Alabama Academic Team. The criteria for selecting students 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.