PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SBCC Student Named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

SBCC Student Named Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Santa Barbara City College student Michael Benor has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.
Michael, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, is a member of SBCC’s chapter of PTK and majoring in Film Production. He plans to transfer to a four-year college or university when he completes his studies at SBCC.
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes academic achievement and provides opportunities for students at community colleges to participate in honors, leadership and service activities for the community. SBCC’s PTK chapter currently has approximately 400 members who are volunteering this year with such nonprofit groups as Habitat for Humanity and Casa Esperanza Homeless Center in Santa Barbara.
A total of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide were named 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and were awarded a total of $207,000 in scholarships to further their associate degree studies

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Michael Benor

About Santa Barbara City College:
Founded in 1909, Santa Barbara City College currently serves approximately 20,000 students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills. In addition SBCC offers a robust lifelong learning and personal enrichment program for the community through the Center for Lifelong Learning. SBCC was the 2013 national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.

Our Mission:
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student…
Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility and fosters opportunity for all.


Joan Galvan, Public Information Officer
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