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MCC Student Adnan Noorullah Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

McHenry County College (MCC) student and Phi Theta Kappa member Adnan Noorullah has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar. As part of the award, Noorullah will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be recognized in several local and statewide ceremonies.

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

“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.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations.

Coca-Cola Academic Team members will be recognized internationally during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst, to be held virtually April 8–10, 2021.

“We thank the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for recognizing these student leaders and for investing in their futures,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “Scholarships like these are integral to the success of these students in reaching their educational and career goals.”

The Chi Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at McHenry County College has over 400 members, with over 25 students actively participating each semester. The chapter has recently earned awards at both international and regional levels as a Distinguished Chapter and was named as the ninth runner up to the Most Distinguished Chapter in the world in 2019. In 2020, students designed projects to help fellow students and community members cope with the stress of learning and working from home during the pandemic.

Noorullah plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Business and a Juris Doctorate in Law. He is active in his college and community, volunteering at Goodwill, competing on the MCC Forensics team, and serving as an officer in MCC’s Student Peace Action Network. 

For more information about MCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, visit