A pair of San Diego Miramar College students have been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-California Academic team. Kelly Clemen and Nhan Nguyen will be recognized at a PTK awards luncheon at the Sacramento Convention Center on Monday, April 2.
Kelly Clemen has always had a passion for reading and writing – her favorite book is John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Clemen works with her professors and peers as part of the PATH program to help arts and humanities students transfer to UC San Diego. She plans on participating in the program herself, with a goal of majoring in Literature/Cultural Studies, with a potential minor in Film Studies.
Nhan Nguyen enrolled at Miramar College after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. As a returning student, Nguyen is the embodiment of resilience, as he was able to transform a 1.3 GPA into a 3.79 in just two semesters. The political science major is working full time, raising a year-old son, and is planning to attend law school. A member of the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and co-chair of the Miramar College LGBTQ Alliance Task Force, Nguyen plans to transfer to UC Berkeley this fall.
PTK is an international honor society for two-year colleges, and students are nominated based on their GPA, awards and honors received, leadership abilities, and community service.