Mitchell students nominated for honor
Mitchell students Anna-Grace Brooks (Troutman) and Mary Nicholas (Olin) have been selected as the top nominees for the All-USA Community College Academic Team from Mitchell Community College. The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence along with leadership and service. Twenty national team members are selected annually in March with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship. Both Mitchell students’ scholarship applications will be placed in the national pool for this coveted honor.
Anna-Grace Brooks (pictured above, left) is an Associate in Arts student planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. “If I can combine psychology with helping people physically, I can help them better their life,” she said. Brooks came to Mitchell upon her mother’s recommendation and quickly fell in love with the campus and the close-knit environment. “Everyone is so nice and helpful,” she noted. “I developed a strong trust in the teachers. It’s a very family-like environment.” She is honored to receive the All-USA nomination and credits the faculty and staff at Mitchell for helping her along her journey. “I’ve always had a strong determination to succeed,” she said, “and Mitchell has pushed me and helped me to achieve my goals.”
Mary Nicholas (pictured above, right) is a Business Administration student planning to pursue a career and further her education in the marketing field. Attending Mitchell has helped Nicholas find her strengths and provided her with a supportive environment to explore her future. Like Brooks, Nicholas noted how the close-knit environment has made a positive impact on her education. “Every class I’ve taken has been small and I really enjoy that,” she said. “Your voice can be heard, and the teacher can interact with you more.” Nicholas encourages students to work hard in their education and pursue their goals.