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Vol State students named to All-Tennessee Academic Team

Submitted on March 07, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Two Vol State students have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team: Jennifer Erickson of Gallatin and Janie Roberts of Sparta. Phi Theta Kappa is the national academic honors society for Volunteer State Community College. The select group of All-Tennessee honorees is chosen from community college students across the state. The students were recognized during a reception recently in Nashville, where they met with area lawmakers.

Erickson is a president's ambassador at Vol State and president of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter. She is a senior senator with the Student Government Association. She maintains a 3.88 GPA and hopes to attend Lipscomb University or Belmont University in the fall. She is married to Matthew Erickson and cares for three rescue dogs. She is the niece of Clare and David Wiedlocher of Lebanon.

Roberts is a University Studies major with a 3.91 GPA attending Vol State at Livingston. Her goal is to obtain a doctorate in physical or occupational therapy. She plans on attending Tennessee Tech University this fall to major in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness, with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy. She is married to Jesse Roberts and they have two children: Dakota and Mikayla. Her parents are Mike and Brenda K. Johnson from Sparta.

The Vol State Phi Theta Kappa chapter also picked up regional awards recently. Margaret Blakemore won first place for Distinguished Chapter Member. The chapter won first place for Distinguished Officer Team and Manon Lane ran and won the position of Regional Secretary. The chapter also took fifth place for College Project. www.volstate.edu.

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