Townsend to be Recognized at Texas Convention

Kaycen Townsend. (Courtesy photo)
Kaycen Townsend. (Courtesy photo)

Sheridan College student Kaysen Townsend will represent Wyoming as a 2018 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar at a Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Breakfast next month in Dallas, Texas.

The breakfast will be on April 30. Dr. Paul Young, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan and Gillette colleges and the Johnson County campus, said Townsend will be the fourth New Century Scholar to come from Sheridan College in the last six years.

According to a news release from the college, New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and how they extend their talents beyond the classroom.

Also according to the news release, the American Association of Community Colleges is also a sponsor of the program. More than 2,000 students are nominated for the honor from more than 1,600 college campuses across the country, and only one Pathway Scholar is selected from each state.

In addition to being recognized at the presidents breakfast on April 30, Townsend will receive a $2,250 scholarship.

She will graduate from Sheridan College this spring with an associate of science degree in health science. She plans to continue at Sheridan College to pursue an associate degree in nursing and begin concurrent courses toward a bachelor's degree through Sheridan College's partnership with the University of Wyomng.

Townsend maintains a 4.0 GPA and is president of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She also volunteers with organizations in the community, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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