Michelle Ferraino earns scholarship

Michelle Ferraino, right, and Greg Truckenmiller attend the annual AACC awards breakfast. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — Michelle Ferraino, a current Fulton-Montgomery Community College student who will be graduating this May with an associate of science in liberal arts and sciences, received the highest All-USA Academic Team application score in New York state and was named a New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar on Monday. Students nominated for the Transfer Pathway have plans to transfer to a four-year college after graduation.

The program annually recognizes 104 scholars. Each New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar receives special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention. This year’s AACC convention was held in Orlando, Fla.

To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college.

Greg Truckenmiller, provost and vice president for academic affairs at FM, who was in attendance for this award, sent a campus-wide email on Monday.

“Greetings from the American Association of Community College Annual Convention! This morning I attended the 59th Annual PTK Presidents Breakfast where FM’s own Michelle Ferraino received recognition as a Coca-Cola New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. Michelle was the only student from New York selected for this honor. Michelle’s mother was also able to attend the ceremony. Please join me in congratulating Michelle and PTK!”

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