(January 30, 2018)—Two Hagerstown Community College students were recently nominated as part of the All-USA/Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, a program that annually recognizes exceptional students at the nation’s community colleges. This year’s HCC nominees are Jenna Ebersole and Danielle Shelow.
Jenna Ebersole, 18, of Hagerstown, is a student in HCC’s STEMM Technical Middle College, with a 4.0 grade-point average. She will graduate in May 2018 with two degrees – one in computer science and the other in cybersecurity. After graduating in the spring, she plans to transfer to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Ebersole ultimately wants to work in the field of cybersecurity to carry out penetration testing.
Danielle Shelow, 21, of Boonsboro, has a 3.68 grade-point average and graduated from HCC in December 2017 with a degree in psychology. She plans to transfer to Frostburg State University in the fall 2018 to obtain a bachelor’s degree in psychology or administration of justice. Shelow ultimately wants to become a forensic psychologist or a criminal profiler.
The All-USA Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group and presented by USA TODAY with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.
Each year, faculty and staff are allowed to nominate two students from each community college for the All-USA Academic Team. Students must meet a variety of criteria, including having a GPA of 3.5 or above and taking an active part in community service work through their school. Since the program began, nearly 1,000 students have been recognized and honored as outstanding representatives of community colleges.
Photo caption: Pictured are HCC students Danielle Shelow (left) and Jenna Ebersole (right).