Redlands Student Named New Century Scholar

April 19, 2017

Contact: Marcia Shottenkirk, Communications Liaison / 405.422.6237


EL RENO, Okla. — Sydney Prince, a sophomore at Redlands Community College, has been named a 2017 New Century Scholar and will receive a $2,000 scholarship. She achieved Oklahoma’s highest score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team completion. Prince, who is the Vice President of Scholarship for the Redlands chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, plans to continue her education at Cameron University in Lawton, where she will study Psychology.

Prince will be recognized on April 24 at the Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Breakfast in New Orleans during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention. She will be escorted by Redlands President Jack Bryant.

More than 1,800 students were nominated from more than 1,000 community colleges for recognition. Judges consider academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state.

The New Century Scholars program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), along with Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students as they grow as scholars and leaders. The Society has more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

For more information, please contact Communications Liaison Marcia Shottenkirk at 405.422.6237 or via email at