Student Susana Sanchez
Wins Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholarship
WINDSOR, N.J. -- For Susana Sanchez of Trenton, the road to success
is simple. You have two choices, she says. "Be pessimistic
or do your best and expect the best. I expect the best, so I decided
to go and do my best." Excelling at Mercer County Community
College, she was recently selected as a Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite
Scholar, one of 20 students chosen from a national pool of 400 applicants.
The scholarship includes $5,000 toward baccalaureate studies.
Sanchez will be recognized during the Phi Theta Kappa convention
in Dallas, Texas, April 16-18. The merit-based Phi Theta Kappa Scholar
Program serves to recognize members' academic and leadership achievements.
Students must achieve a GPA of at lease 3.5, demonstrate intellectual
rigor and academic growth, and use their community college education
to better themselves, their schools and communities.
liberal arts major and an Honors Program student, Sanchez is currently
editor-in-chief of MCCC's student newspaper, the College Voice,
and served as its managing editor last semester.
she mentors Latino students through the Latino Reform Youth Council
(LRYC), a grassroots non-profit organization based in Princeton.
Sanchez is also a recipient of two MCCC scholarships -- the Professor
Emeritus and Karen Proccacini scholarships, both based on high academic
achievement and financial need.
graduating from Mercer this May, Sanchez plans to transfer to a
four-year university to study public policy or perhaps law.