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Delaware Tech Engineering Student Earns National Academic Honor

STANTON - Delaware Technical Community College student Bethany McCabe has been named a New Century Scholar by the national Phi Theta Kappa honor society, one of only 52 students recognized across the United States and Canada.

McCabe was Delaware’s top scoring student in the All-USA academic competition for community colleges and was nominated for recognition by the College. She is a mechanical engineering student at the Stanton campus, and is vice president of service for the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

The New Century Scholars program recognizes both academic excellence and leadership accomplishments. Bethany’s achievements go beyond the classroom and include Phi Theta Kappa national leadership participation, local chapter event organization, Delaware Tech student services support, and work as a summer counselor at the Kennedy Space Center. “Bethany is a delightful person, very smart and outgoing,” describes Ann Carter, math instructor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor. “She is very deserving of this honor, and we are quite proud of her accomplishments.”

New Century Scholars receive a $2,000 stipend and will be recognized at the Annual American Association of Community Colleges convention on April 17 in Seattle, Washington. McCabe will graduate from Delaware Tech in May and plans to continue her engineering studies at the University of Central Florida.

The New Century Scholars program is sponsored annually by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa.