ACC’s Mighell named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

Dorothy Mighell

Dorothy Mighell

LITTLETON, Colo. (Mar. 18, 2013) – Arapahoe Community College’s Dorothy Mighell has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar, as announced by Phi Theta Kappa.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

Mighell enrolled at ACC in the fall of 2010 and is scheduled to graduate (Associate of Science) in May 2013. She served as both Vice President for College Projects (fall 2011) and President (spring 2012) for ACC’s Sigma Phi Chapter last year. Mighell organized efforts for ACC’s ‘Operation ACC Completion’ initiative (associate degree / certificate completion) in the fall of 2011. In her current role as Phi Theta Kappa’s Regional Vice President of Leadership, Mighell helped facilitate the Phi Theta Kappa Colorado Regional Conference on Mar. 1-2 at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. Mighell also created and implemented a regional leadership development program called CLIMB (Colorado Leadership Institute: Motivation and Beyond). Two of Mighell’s CLIMB participants are now vying for International Officer positions within the Phi Theta Kappa organization. A James Weber Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recipient and a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program nominee, Mighell enjoys researching medicine, reading fantasy books and spending time with her family. Originally from Mesquite, Texas, Mighell resides in Lakewood with her husband, Donald Middleton. Mighell has two sons (Larry, 13; Tristan, 7), a daughter (Mary, 23) and one granddaughter (Sky, five months).

Mighell plans to attend the University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Anschutz Medical Campus) to study Biotechnology following the completion of her associate degree at ACC.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 38 states. Student scholars also receive recognition locally during ceremonies held on campus and internationally for those who are able to attend Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention.

Community college presidents or their designated nominators may submit no more than two nominations per campus for this award. An independent panel of judges considers outstanding academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards, and engagement in college and community service in the selection process.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Melissa Mayer at or 601.984.3684.

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