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Landmark College Student Wins Scholarship

by Madeline Bergstrom

PUTNEY, Vt.—James Stockwell, a student at Landmark College, has been named the 2014 New Century Scholar for the state of Vermont. Along with fifty other college students from the United States, Canada, and American Samoa, Stockwell will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

More than 1,700 students were nominated from more than 900 two-year and community colleges. Judges consider grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. New Century Scholars are the highest scoring students in each state.

“I was surprised,” Stockwell said. “I never thought I would be chosen for the New Century Scholarship. This year that I have spent at Landmark College has been truly life changing. This semester I have become the president of Phi Theta Kappa, and I am very excited to be a part of the New Century Scholars.”

The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges, and Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. Each scholar was presented at the American Association of College Presidents (AACC) Convention in Washington, D.C. Stockwell is pictured at right at the AACC convention. With him is Denise Manning Higgins, Landmark College's Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Offering two- and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD. Students, faculty, and professionals from all over the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model—designed through research and practice to help all students who learn differently become confident, self-empowered, and independently successful learners.

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