Southwest Tennessee Community College

April 11, 2006

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SOUTHWEST STUDENT GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Written by Brenda J. Rayner


Victor Velazquez, vice president of the Southwest Student Government Association was nominated for the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award.

The United States Achievement Academy established the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The Collegiate All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other qualified sponsor are accepted. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all college students.

In addition, Velazquez received the National Scholars Honor Society Award, Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and Southwest’s Student Achievement Honors Award from the Liberal, Fine Arts, and Academic Department this semester. Velazquez will be attending Christian Brothers University and University of Memphis in fall 2006.