TCC student wins national Phi Theta Kappa scholarship

October 24, 2017

Jessica McNeilTallahassee Community College sophomore Jessica McNeil has been selected as a Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The national scholarship recognizes 200 members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

McNeil, who is a graduate of Chiles High School in Tallahassee, is a member of the TCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and is also an active member of the TCC Honors Program. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2018 and hopes to transfer to Florida State University to major in Motion Picture Arts or Digital Media Production.

McNeil coordinated the Honors Program’s participation in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies and also led a diaper drive for Florida Baptist Children’s home. In addition to a busy school schedule, she works part-time at a local video company.

McNeil spends time between classes studying, relaxing and collaborating with fellow Honors students in the Pankowski Family Honors Lounge, which was renovated in 2015.

“I love TCC. I’m so glad I came here first. Not only is it a good transition, but I really like the community, especially being in the Honors Program because we have really small classes,” said McNeil.