Mt. SAC student named to All-USA Academic team

San Antonio College honors student Adam Prohoroff was among 20 community
college students throughout the United States recently named to the 2009
All-U.S.A. Academic first team, as chosen by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the
national community college honors society. The Mt. SAC student was selected
from nearly 1,450 associate’s degree candidates nationwide.

“It’s such an extreme honor to be recognized
as one of the top 20 two-year college students in the nation,” said Prohoroff.
“The programs and professors at Mt. SAC helped me achieve this goal.”
The academic team award is given based on grades, leadership, and community

Prohoroff, 21, is currently an accounting/economics
student at Mt. SAC and carries a 4.0 GPA.  A Phillips Ranch resident,
Prohoroff is active in Mt. SAC’s PTK chapter, student government, and
accounting club.  He is also an English tutor through Mt. SAC’s Learning
Assistance Center. He plans to transfer to Claremont McKenna and go on
to law school.

“Adam is a really focused and caring
young man,” said Mt. SAC Honors Director Carolyn Kuykendall. “He
is particularly concerned about the quality of life for others and is a
great student.”

On campus, Prohoroff represented student
government on a college-wide budget committee, organized a panel discussion
on Islam and democracy, and promoted the benefits of getting bipartisan
support for improving the citizen process for undocumented workers.

was featured–along with the other All-U.S.A. Academic team selections–in
the April 6 edition of USA Today. As a first team selection, he
received a medal, a trophy and a $2,500 scholarship during an awards ceremony
April 6 in Phoenix, AZ.