Peninsula College students Alicia Beck and Tu Lisa Hoang were honored as members of the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia on March 23, 2017. The ceremony recognizes top scholars from community and technical colleges from all over the state.
Beck is pursuing her AA, with plans to obtain a Bachelor’s in psychology with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience. Her future plans include either obtaining a Master’s degree or going to medical school to obtain a Doctoral degree. Beck said one of her many goals is to create a program helping children, teens, and young adults deal with life trauma. She is on the Associated Student Council at Peninsula College as the Director of Marketing, an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, and a tutor in Psychology, Sociology, and Art History.
Hoang is pursuing her AA Honors degree with plans to obtain Master’s Degree in International Relations and is considering law school. Her goal is to have a career in diplomatic affairs and to empower women and children in developing countries. She is a student ambassador at Peninsula College, a tutor, and created the IMPACT club on campus, for students wanting to make a positive impact on the campus and the community. Hoang is also active with PTK and other student and community activities. For her Honor Capstone project, Lisa focuses on the political, economical and social impacts of hydropower dams on the hydrology of the Mekong River
“We are very proud of Alicia and Lisa for their outstanding achievements at Peninsula College,” says Dr. Luke Robins, President of Peninsula College. “They are excellent examples of how students can achieve their goals and excel by choosing to begin their studies at a community college.”
The governor, state legislators, college presidents and college trustees honored the nominees at the All-Washington Academic Team recognition ceremony. All of Washington’s public and independent four-year colleges and universities will be offering special scholarship opportunities to all of the students. In addition, both Beck and Hoang received a $250 scholarship as a result of being All-Washington Academic Team members.
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