Calhoun Student Named State’s “Co-Op Student of the Year”


Each year, the Alabama Association for Colleges and Employers (AACE) solicits nominations from  two-year and four-year colleges and  universities in the state for outstanding Co-Op students.  The AACE recently recognized Calhoun Community College student Josiah Radcliffe as the 2012 Alabama Co-Op of the Year.

A resident of Harvest, Alabama, Josiah is a business major with a 3.70 GPA, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is active in the community working on projects such as serving as the TEAM Pact Leadership Schools Program Director and being a volunteer for political candidates. 

He currently works as a Business Co-Op for the U.S. Army in the Program Executive Office of Missiles and Space.  His supervisor, Lt. Colonel T. J. Wright states, “I have had the privilege of supervising Josiah during the past year and witnessing his substantial contributions to the Program Office, PEO Missiles and Space, and the Army.  His work ethic is levels above any other Co-Op I have seen and even others more senior to him in the program office.”

The nomination process criteria includes GPA, nominations by the College Co-Op Coordinator and Work Supervisor, and a student essay on career goals and the positive effect the co-op program has made on the student’s career track.  A committee determines the winners.

“We are extremely proud of Josiah’s accomplishment ,” commented Calhoun President Marilyn Beck.  “To be acknowledged as as the state’s top Co-Op student is an honor  for both Josiah and for Calhoun.  He is an amazing student and is truly deserving of this wonderful recognition,” Beck added.

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