Benner earns national honors

   Miles Community College student, Tiffany Benner, of Plevna was recently honored with statewide and national recognition.

Tiffany Benner

  Benner, a sophomore, was named a 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. The New Century Scholar program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. Fifty community college students from the United States and American Samoa have been named 2015 New Century Scholars, receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships.

   Benner was presented with a $2,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. New Century Scholars were recognized at the annual Phi Theta Kapps Presidents’ Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges’ Annual Convention Apr. 20 in San Antonio, Texas.

   “I didn’t believe it at first; I was very excited,” Benner said.

   Benner was also quick to praise MCC business instructor Kristy Atwood for her role in securing the honor.