Oakton Community College Students garner academic honors
Oakton student Jason Freeman of Park Ridge has been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team, a division of the All-USA Team for community colleges.
Updated: August 21, 2012 11:09AM
Oakton students Jason Freeman of Park Ridge and Jennifer Koval of Skokie have been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team, a division of the All-USA Team for community colleges.
Freeman, a graduate of Maine South High School, and Koval, an alumna of Niles West High School, were among 81 students representing more than 40 community colleges throughout Illinois who were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and community involvement at the 14th Annual Phi Theta Kappa Banquet in Springfield on April 18.
The All-Illinois Academic Team is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students nominated for this honor must be eligible to graduate during the 2011-12 academic year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
Freeman, an Eagle Scout with a 3.73 GPA, is the executive vice president of Oakton’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. He will transfer to the University of Michigan, where he aspires to study medicine. Koval boasts a 3.96 GPA and intends to major in education at Northern Illinois University. At Oakton, she served as the president of the Doctor Clown Club, an organization that spreads joy and laughter to sick children in hospitals and orphanages.
Keep your mind in shape during the lazy days of summer by enrolling in a new course offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton.
Documentaries That Stir Your Soul (HUM E79-91) – Enjoy a lively discussion about four important and controversial documentaries: “The Fog of War” (2003), “Sicko” (2007), “Worse than War” (2009), and “Waiting for Superman” (2010). Explore the problems highlighted in each film, proposed solutions, and how individuals can make a difference. Four-week course meets 1-3 p.m. Thursdays starting July 5 at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Course fee is $60.
All registrants will be charged an $8 non-refundable processing fee at the time of registration. However, students who register online will only be charged once per semester for an unlimited number of courses. Those registering in person, by mail, or fax will be charged an $8 fee with each registration form.
For more information, call (847) 635-1414 or (847) 982-9888, press 3. For a complete list of Emeritus classes and events, visit www.oakton.edu/emeritus.