Caption: Joshua Quigley and Marissa Stanko represent Salem Community College on the 2019 New Jersey All-State Academic Team. Josh and Marissa joined an elite group of 38 New Jersey community college students and fellow Phi Theta Kappa members at the 25th annual Scholars Celebration in Trenton. The New Jersey Council of County Colleges recognized the top community college students for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities. Joining Josh and Marissa were President Mike Gorman, Board of Trustees Chair Dot Hall, and Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Co-advisors Laura Green and Bill Mays. Photo by Bill Clark/Salem Community College.
Salem Community College Class of 2019 graduates Joshua Quigley and Marissa Stanko were named to the New Jersey All-State Academic Team.
For 25 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 at their local community colleges. The SCC honorees joined an elite group of 38 students who comprised this year’s group.
Stanko was the 2018-19 Phi Theta Kappa chapter president. Owing to the hard work of Marissa and other members of the leadership team, SCC’s Alpha Pi Omega chapter once again achieved Five-Star Chapter status, the highest recognition possible. The chapter also earned Gold Chapter and Reach Chapter awards at the Middle States regional conference.
Marissa graduated with high honors in liberal arts and earned a faculty medallion. She will transfer to Rowan University to complete an accelerated degree in writing arts.
Quigley graduated with honors with a certificate in practical nursing and also earned a faculty medallion. He will continue his education at SCC in the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Then he plans to enter the work force as an RN, working in the emergency department of a major medical system.
Marissa and Josh are active in the community. She joined the Ladies’ Auxiliary in Quinton, a group that aids local firefighters and helps families suffering after their homes have been destroyed by fire. Josh was treasurer in an organization called "Bikers Against Child Abuse," which works directly with emotionally, physically, verbally and sexually abused children to empower them and help guide them down a path toward healing and general well-being.
The SCC Foundation awarded each student $250 for earning All-New Jersey Academic Team status.