CCC Students on All-State Academic Team

CCC Students on All-State Academic Team Two of the best and brightest members of Camden County College’s Class of 2006 have been recognized for community service and scholastic achievements with their selection to this year’s New Jersey All-State Academic Team. CCC graduates William George Longbottom of Riverton and Adam Raup of West Berlin were two of the 36 community college students from throughout the state selected.

Longbottom and Raup were honored during the annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration, which is conducted by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Phi Theta Kappa is the top honor society for students at two-year colleges, and all-state academic team members typically are members of PTK.

Each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges may nominate up to two graduating students for team membership each year. Honorees receive a state legislative resolution, an award certificate and an award medallion. They also qualify to be considered for more than $800,000 in scholarships; certain national internship opportunities; and membership on the 60-member All-USA Academic Team.

Longbottom received his associate’s degree in foreign languages in May. While at CCC, he was a vice president for PTK, the president of the Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society and a member of the Psi Beta psychology honor society. He also wrote for The Campus Press student newspaper and served as a student ambassador for the college’s Office of Communications and Enrollment Development. His exemplary skills in Spanish earned him a place in the world-renowned full-immersion language program offered each summer by Middlebury College in Vermont.

Longbottom earned several awards and scholarships for his scholastic and extracurricular endeavors. He is transferring to Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where he plans to complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Italian in hopes of one day becoming a college professor.

Raup received his associate’s degree in psychology in May. While at CCC, he was a vice president for PTK and a member of Psi Beta. He also was active with the Student Government Association, serving on its Student Activity Board and organizing major campus events such as the annual Spring Fling. As a college and community volunteer, he has worked with underprivileged children in Camden and Philadelphia, staffed soup kitchens and participated in many fund-raising activities.

Raup earned a number of awards and scholarships for his academic and extracurricular accomplishments. He is transferring to Villanova University, where he plans to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology in hopes of one day becoming a counselor to overseas missionaries.

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