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Forney Named 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

ACC student Emily Forney, one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) student Emily Forney is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members to be named as a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. More than 900 applications were submitted, and recipients received a $1,000 scholarship.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.

Emily, who is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration, earned academic honors on the ACC President’s List (4.0 term grade point average) for both the fall and spring semesters during the 2020-21 academic year. She plans to graduate from ACC in Dec. 2022 and transfer to Colorado Christian University to study strategic communications and digital media. Emily currently works as a barista at Atlas Coffee and enjoys playing the cello, painting, drawing, working out, spending time with family and friends, and raising her Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as leaders and scholars. The Society is comprised of nearly 1,300 chapters and approximately 240,000 active members throughout 10 nations. ACC’s Sigma Phi chapter, which was chartered in 1968, has inducted over 3,300 members and has maintained five-star status for nearly two decades.