Two Anoka-Ramsey students named All-Minnesota Top scholars

Alison Moen (left) and Jeanne Wigant were named to the All-Minnesota Academic Team March 25.

A celebration recognizing Anoka-Ramsey Community College students Alison Moen, from the chapter Alpha Delta Alpha, and Jeanne Wigant, from the chapter Alpha Delta Upsilon, and 42 other students from two-year institutions across Minnesota named to the All-Minnesota State Academic Team was held March 25 in Eagan.

More than 200 people including students, college faculty and staff from higher education institutions from around the State and higher education dignitaries attended the recognition event.

“I was honored to see Alison and Jeanne celebrate this wonderful accomplishment with their family and friends,” says Anoka-Ramsey Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, Robert Cancino. “Watching students meet and even exceed their own goals at Anoka-Ramsey is one of the best aspects of my job.”

Moen is a resident of Wyoming. She is completing an associate’s degree with a 4.0 grade point average at Anoka-Ramsey and plans to transfer to Hamline University to study criminal justice. Wigant was recently accepted to the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota and plans to major in genetics and cell development.

About the State and National Academic Team Program

Nominees were selected based on biographical information, letters of recommendation, academic performance, demonstration of leadership and campus and community service involvement. The Minnesota All-State Academic Team is sponsored by the Minn-Wi-Kota Region of Phi Theta Kappa; Dakota County Technical College; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Normandale Community College; and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of the Chancellor.

Moen and Wigant, as well as the other 42 students automatically become the state’s nominees for the All-USA Academic Team for Community, Technical and Junior College Students. The program is sponsored annually by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.

The 2011 All-USA team members will be announced at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Seattle, WA. Students selected for the All-USA academic team receive stipends or plaques.