Students Named to All-Tennessee Academic Team

Students Jeremy Clark and Gareth Laffely

Volunteer State Community College students Jeremy Clark of Tennessee Ridge and Gareth Laffely of Gallatin have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa is a national academic honors society for community colleges. Vol State has a chapter. The All-Tennessee Academic Team is chosen from community college students across the state. The students were honored during a reception in Nashville, where they met with area lawmakers.

Jeremy Clark has a 3.587 GPA and is expected to complete his Associate of Applied Science degree this semester. He plans to transfer to Bethel University to complete a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management Services. His goal is to become a physician’s assistant in an emergency room setting. Jeremy currently works as a critical care paramedic. In addition to attending college, Clark and his wife Lana are raising five children.

Gareth Laffely has a 4.0 GPA and will be completing his Associate of Science degree in University Studies. He plans to transfer to Middle Tennessee State University to work on a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. His goal is to start a music production company. Laffely wrote a song that led to an anti-bullying campaign that he has taken to schools across North America.

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