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SCC’s Jennifer McGraw earns All-State Academic Team recognition

SCC’s Jennifer McGraw earns All-State Academic Team recognition
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Salem Community College Class of 2020 graduate Jennifer McGraw was named to the New Jersey All-State Academic Team, joining an elite group of 38 students.

For 26 years, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges has honored the state’s top community college students for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

McGraw was the 2019-20 Phi Theta Kappa chapter president and vice president of the Educational Opportunity Fund Club. A business administration major graduating with honors, she will transfer to Rowan University and major in public relations. After earning a bachelor’s degree, she plans to continue her studies and earn a certificate from the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy, and pursue a career in the entertainment and sports industry.

The Pennsville Memorial High School graduate attended SCC through a School Counts! Scholarship. The Deepwater resident also earned the Salem County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and several SCC Alumni Association book grants.

As a Phi Theta Kappa leader, Jennifer volunteered at the SCC Foundation Glass Ball in 2019. She has spoken at several events on campus, including the 2019 Scholarship Breakfast, the Salem Medical Center and SCC Foundation’s Circle of Friends luncheon in February and the Honors Ceremony in March.

In 2018, Jennifer became the secretary of NAMI Salem County, enabling her to bring mental health awareness activities and opportunities to campus. She is currently a finalist in the NAMI New Jersey poetry contest. Since her high school senior year, she also has been active with the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute, which provides New Jersey students opportunities to become strong substance-free leaders.

In fall 2018, she self-published a book of poems titled “colors,” which was celebrated with a book-signing event on campus.


Caption: Jennifer McGraw of Deepwater represents Salem Community College on the 2020 New Jersey All-State Academic Team. She joins an elite group of 38 New Jersey community college students and fellow Phi Theta Kappa members. The New Jersey Council of County Colleges annually recognizes the top community college students for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities.