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COM Student Wins Statewide Scholarship

Stacey Patten Earns the Ed Walsh Award from AGS

Kentfield, CA— April 26, 2012 —On Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the annual convention of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society (AGS), College of Marin student Stacey Patten received the Ed Walsh Award. The award includes a $600 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding service to the college, her AGS chapter, and to her local community.

One of Patten’s former instructors credits her for helping revitalize College of Marin’s AGS Chapter.

“Through her hard work, organization, energy and her ability to get others to rally around the ideas she brought forward, AGS was once again the most visible, active organization on campus,” said Speech/Communications Professor Ron Gaiz in a letter of support to the AGS scholarship nominating committee.

Patten, a graduate of Redwood High School, enrolled at College of Marin in January 2009 and currently serves as president of AGS Chapter at College of Marin. She plans on transferring to Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts in fall 2012.

AGS is the California Community College Scholastic Honor Society and holds an annual convention each spring awarding scholarships to students who excel in academics and/or community service. College of Marin AGS advisers, Jessica Park and Toni Yoshioka, nominated Patten for the award.
This year’s AGS convention was held in San Jose and of the 539 attendees 54 student members of were awarded scholarships totaling $38,400.

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