MSC student Henry Macharia is Oklahoma’s only 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar


Murray State College student Henry Macharia has been named the 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar (NCTPS) from Oklahoma and will receive a $2,250 scholarship.

New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. More than 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar is selected from each state.

“At Murray State College, we have long recognized Henry as a talented individual.  He excels academically, has served as student body president, played soccer and is enrolled in our nursing program.  He sets a fine example on campus, and we are so proud that he was chosen for this wonderful award,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

The NCTPS program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

 “We congratulate Henry for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and the AACC to recognize his outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for two-year college students to succeed and for putting college completion within reach.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

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