Armstrong honors multicultural students

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Armstrong Atlantic State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs honored more than 700 minority students during the 2011 Multicultural Academic Achievement Scholars Awards in April.

The program aims to highlight minority students who achieve academic success, recognizing students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or while taking at least 12 semester hours. The students were honored with Academic Honor (3.0-3.49), Academic Achievement (3.5-3.99) and Academic Excellence (4.0).

Honorees included Shanara Brown, a sophomore pre-nursing major and  Kendra Johnson, a senior majoring in health sciences.

MACAS honorees represent not only diverse ethnic origins, but also various countries from around the world, according to the university.

Armstrong's total student enrollment includes 23.6 percent African American, 4.7 percent Latino, 3.4 percent Asian/Pacific Islander and 3.3 multiracial. International students represent more than 80 countries around the world, according to AASU.

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