ACC students named to All-Michigan Academic Team

Courtesy Photo Above, left to right, are ACC student Ben Gould, ACC President Don MacMaster, and ACC student Todd Graham, at Monday’s Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team awards ceremony in Lansing.

ALPENA — Alpena Community College students Ben Gould and Todd Graham have been named to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. In addition to these awards, both students earned scholarships from the ACC Foundation.

The students were chosen by ACC President Don MacMaster, who joined them in attending the PTK awards program and luncheon in Lansing on Monday, March 4.

Gould previously earned a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University but then discovered his passion for helping others and returned to ACC in pursuit of his nursing degree. He is currently enrolled in the RN program, and has earned the Excellence in Nursing Theory Award, LPN Classmate Appreciation Award, and the Barbara Jacquemin, BSN, RN Scholarship.

Graham is a nontraditional student who enrolled at ACC to make positive changes in his life after encountering some unfortunate life experiences. At ACC he has maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in PTK, Student Leadership Commission, tutoring, serving as president of the ACC Players Club, and volunteering at Thunder Bay Theatre and the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena.

The 2019 PTK All-Michigan Academic Team consists of 68 students from 27 schools. The event was hosted by the Michigan Community College Association.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. Members are required to maintain high academic standings and participate in leadership and service activities. PTK is the world’s largest honor society.