NTCC students named to All Louisiana Academic Team

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge was the setting where LaJonna Bush, practical nursing student, was named to the Phi Theta Kappa All Louisiana Academic Team at a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 10. Bush was one of 20 community college students from throughout the state honored Wednesday, as she was joined by her mother Gwendolyn Bush, and her advisor Michele Lyons, dean of Health Sciences for NTCC.

Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honors society that recognizes and encourages academic achievement, growth and development in leadership and service.

Bush is a true example of a leader and service oriented citizen who will make a lasting impact on society as she advances her nursing career,” said Chancellor William S. Wainwright.

Bush, daughter of John and Gwendolyn Bush of Lumberton, Miss., currently maintains a 3.6 grade point average at NTCC. Upon completion of her studies, she plans to transfer to the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a master’s degree in nursing. She is the Youth Director at Zion Hill Baptist Church and a member of the “More Than a Conqueror” non-profit organization. She also is a member of Who’s Who Among American High School students and graduated high school with high honors. In her opinion, education is “one of the most important tools to have in life in order to be successful.”

“LaJohnna exemplifies all of the qualities essential for a good nurse: intelligent, dedicated, and compassionate,” said Lyons.