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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