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PCC student receives KDB scholarship

02 May 2017

The Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) Honor Society has announced the 2017 recipients of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Regions Merit Scholarships which includes one Pratt Community College business student.

Sophomore, Tyanna Hughes, was awarded a $500 scholarship which she says she will use next year when she transfers to Central Methodist University in Missouri.

“I was very excited when I found out,” said Hughes. “The scholarship will be a big help next year.”

”Tyanna is one of my hardest working students. She’s been in five of my classes, so I can attest that she always does her best in all she does. In addition to her studies, Tyanna is a barrel racer on our rodeo team, she works approximately 20 hours a week as a waitress, is a Resident Assistant in the dorms, and helps out with the Humane Society in her spare time. She is planning to attend Central Methodist University to pursue an Accounting degree. I expect that she will be successful in this goal. Tyanna has worked hard to earn the grades she has earned. Schooling doesn’t come as easy for her as it does for others, but she never gives up. Her work ethic and dedication to school and life will take her far, and she will be able to achieve the goals she sets for herself,” says Carol S. Ricke, Accounting/Business Instructor and Chair.

The ACBSP Regions Merit Scholarship is given on behalf of those ACBSP Regions that wish to participate. Each participating ACBSP Region designates and funds the amount of the scholarship. Hughes was chosen out of all Region 5 applicants. Region 5 consists of the ACBSP Midwestern Council of Business Schools and Programs representing colleges and universities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Canadian Province of Manitoba.

Hughes chose the Accounting and Business program at PCC after a high school counselor advised her to look into accounting. Hughes says she has a knack for numbers.

Along with KBD, Hughes is also involved in the PCC Rodeo team as a barrel racer.