College & Community Relations

Two Aims students named to All-Colorado Academic Team

Submitted on: 03-10-2006

Two students from Aims Community College have been selected to represent the college on the All-Colorado Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges. Students are selected to the team based on exceptional academic records and their role as leaders among their peers. The two students are Kersey native, Wendi Oster and Windsor resident, Dawn Weeks. Oster is studying visual art and education at Aims and plans to become an elementary art teacher. She serves as President of Associated Students of Aims Community College and she is involved in many student groups including Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Crusade for Christ and the Anthropology Association. Oster also writes a column for the student newspaper, Aims Angle, and she is involved in numerous fundraising events on campus and in the community. Dawn Weeks is studying anthropology at Aims. She aspires to become a field archaeologist and geologist in the Southwest region of the United States or in Mexico. Weeks previously served four years with the United States Marine Corps. She then started a family, and is now the mother of two, ages 14 and 2. She is President of the Anthropology Association at Aims and Vice President of Service for the Beta Kappa Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She recently received the Eugene Dubois award for Anthropology. Currently Weeks is working on a children's alphabet book that focuses on Native Americans of the Southwest. Oster and Weeks attended a recognition ceremony held by the Colorado Community College System on March 8 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Members of the Colorado General Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and community college presidents were on-hand to recognize the outstanding students. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education. To be eligible, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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