WVU Parkersburg student named West Virginia’s 2015 New Century Scholar

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sarahs ptk pic 2 001_edited-1 (1)West Virginia University at Parkersburg student Sarah Stewart has been named West Virginia’s 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar after posting the state’s top application score among nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Stewart is one of only 50 recipients from across the United States and American Samoa selected from more than 1,700 eligible Phi Theta Kappa members at more than 1,000 community colleges.

Stewart has been a Phi Theta Kappa member at WVU Parkersburg since spring 2014. In addition to her high academic achievement, Stewart is active in the community. She helps coach the Parkersburg Catholic High School Quiz Team and is very involved with her church as a volunteer and as a member of the church choir and United Methodist Women.

“I am very grateful for this honor and would like to thank WVU Parkersburg for its support as well as Phi Theta Kappa,” said Stewart. “Most of all I am grateful to Christ, to whom I give all the credit for every blessing.”

Stewart plans to graduate from WVU Parkersburg this May with an Associate of Arts in general education before attending Liberty University in the fall. She will be majoring in religious studies with a concentration in theology and apologetics.

“Sarah is a gem,” said Dr. Dianne Davis, associate professor of business and Phi Theta Kappa advisor at WVU Parkersburg. “I know she will go far. She knows what she wants to do with her life and that is rare in someone so young.”

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