Riverland Student Named Leader of Promise Scholar

Release Date: August 7, 2019

Categories: Riverland News Area Media Stories Foundation Media Release Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society announces Magulado
named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar


Photo of Dani, Dr. Atewologun and Suzette Overby
Dani-Annkay Magulado (center) was named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Suzette Overby, (left) faculty advisor for  Riverland's Phi Theta Kappa chapter and Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, (right) Riverland Community College President.

Dani-Annkay Magulado, a business major from Riverland Community College is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2019 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, and leadership potential. Nearly 900 applications were received.

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the United States military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa, make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals, and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”

“Dani is a fantastic choice for this scholarship because she is an ambitious high achieving student,” said Suzette Overby, a Riverland Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisor. “She currently serves as our local Riverland Phi Theta Kappa President and was also elected to serve as a regional officer for the MN-Kota region.”

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.

“Research shows that Phi Theta Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college degree than their peers,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “The Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they have achieved already and assure that financial need isn’t an obstacle to achieving their academic goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.