Two Wallace Comm. College students recognized as All-Alabama Academic Team members

(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM CDT
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Two Wallace Community College – Dothan students have been recognized as All-Alabama Academic Team members.

Christopher Anderson of Dothan and Caitlin Butler of Ariton were honored at a banquet in Montgomery along with other community college students from around Alabama. Both students received a $1,000 scholarship from the All-Alabama Academic Team Foundation.

The All-Alabama Academic team is a statewide academic honor for students attending community college. Two students from each Alabama community college are nominated by their faculty and staff.

Director of Student Life Ryan Spry has worked with both students and said they are wonderful examples to their fellow classmates.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Caitlin and Chris for being named to the All-Alabama Academic Team,” Spry said. “Both students are heavily involved on campus, in the community, and in the classroom, and I am so glad their accomplishments are being recognized at this level.

Anderson, who has a 3.9 GPA, will graduate in Spring 2016. He has received a Chancellor’s Scholarship to Troy University, where he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree in history, with a goal of teaching history at the postsecondary level. He was recently recognized as an Outstanding Student in History and was the 2015-2016 recipient of the President’s Award, the highest individual award given at WCCD. Anderson participates in the Leadership Development Program (Diplomats). He is president of Rotaract Service Organization, vice president of leadership for Phi Theta Kappa, and a member of Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society.

Butler, a graduate of Ariton High School, is a member of the Lady Govs softball team. She has a 4.0 GPA and will graduate in Spring 2016. She was recently recognized as an Outstanding Student in General Chemistry and was a finalist for the 2015-2016 WCCD President’s Award. She is considering attending Auburn University to study pre-veterinary animal science, so that she can achieve her life’s dream of becoming a veterinarian.