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Oakton Student Receives Academic Honors

Jennifer Koval is a member of the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team.

Jennifer Koval is a member of the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team.

Oakton student Jennifer Koval of Skokie has been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team, a division of the All-USA Team for community colleges.

Koval, an alumna of Niles West High School, was among 81 students representing more than 40 community colleges throughout Illinois who were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and community involvement at the 14th Annual Phi Theta Kappa Banquet in Springfield on April 18.

The All-Illinois Academic Team is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students nominated for this honor must be eligible to graduate during the 2011-2012 academic year and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

Koval boasts a 3.96 GPA and intends to major in education at Northern Illinois University. At Oakton, she served as the president of the Doctor Clown Club, an organization that spreads joy and laughter to sick children in hospitals and orphanages.

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