Chloe McAlpin


Calhoun Community College’s McAlpin Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar; one of only 50 in the nation

March 25, 2019

Decatur, AL — Calhoun Community College student Chloe McAlpin has been named a 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

A resident of Huntsville, Alabama, Chloe is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students. The Business major currently holds an impressive 3.855 grade point average and plans to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville following her graduation from Calhoun. Her goal is to earn her bachelor’s degree in Business and to eventually establish her own business and to “make a positive impact in the world.”

“We are extremely proud of Chloe and this tremendous accomplishment,” commented Dr. Joe Burke, Calhoun Interim President. “This award is the result of a lot of hard work, commitment and determination and we know that she is most deserving of this honor.”

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

Students are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service.

Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized in both local and statewide ceremonies and will also be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations. Learn more at

Chloe McAlpin