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Drake State student Jadyn Johnson Named 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar

At Drake State Community and Technical College, we are thrilled to announce that one of our outstanding students, Jadyn Johnson, has been named a 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar. This prestigious recognition comes with a $1,500 scholarship, marking a significant milestone for Jadyn and for our institution.

This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon completing a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

“Receiving the 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar scholarship is a tremendous honor, and I am grateful for the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This scholarship not only acknowledges my academic achievements but also validates my commitment to preparing for a successful career. I am excited to represent Drake State as I continue on my journey towards entering the workforce.”

“Congratulations to Jadyn Johnson on being named a 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar,” said Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims. “This prestigious scholarship not only recognizes her academic excellence but also highlights her leadership and commitment to extending her talents beyond the classroom. Drake State is proud to support Jadyn and the other scholars as they prepare to enter the workforce and achieve their career goals.”

New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students from more than 1,300 college campuses nationwide were nominated. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.

“We congratulate Jadyn for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize these outstanding achievements,” said Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “Scholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.”

The New Century Workforce Scholars will be recognized in the fall.