Demopolis student receives Shelton State honor

TUSCALOOSA – Walker Davis, of Demopolis, and Sam Hart were recently selected as Shelton State Community College’s All-Alabama Academic Team representatives.

Walker Davis

Walker Davis

Both students earned a 4.0 grade point average, served as Phi Theta Kappa officers, and were members of Shelton State’s Student Leadership Council. Each student was acknowledged during the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Ceremony and received a $1,000 stipend.

Also during the Recognition Ceremony, Davis was named by Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, as a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar and was awarded an additional stipend of $1,200.

Sam Hart

Sam Hart

Davis and Hart are also recipients of $1,500 NASA Space Grants. These grants enable Shelton State Community College students to work with students from the University of Alabama on research projects.

Hart is a second-year recipient of a NASA Space Grant and will travel with the research team to NASA’s mining competition at the Kennedy Space Center in May.

“It is exciting to watch opportunities unfold for students like Walker and Sam,” said Shelton State President, Andrea Mayfield. “They share an obvious commitment to excellence and we take great pride in their accomplishments.”

Both students will transfer to the University of Alabama in the fall to pursue degrees in engineering.

Chad Davis, Walker Davis, Sutton Aiken, Connie Davis, Houston Davis

Chad Davis, Walker Davis, Sutton Aiken, Connie Davis, Houston Davis

Together with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, two-year college presidents and state community college associations sponsor All-State Academic Team recognition programs. As one of 32 participating states, each two-year college in the state of Alabama may nominate two students to the All-Alabama Academic Team.

Nominated students compete for positions on the All-USA Academic Team. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.