NCC Graduate Chosen for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

May 16, 2013

Kate Armbruster, a graduate of Northampton Community College and a resident of Bethlehem, PA, hasKate Armbruster been chosen for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. 

The scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students.  A review panel of distinguished university faculty and admissions professionals judge the nominees using criteria including achievement and academic ability, financial need, desire to engage in and contribute to the world, self-confidence, and resilience.

While at NCC, Armbruster was a mentor to international exchange students; an Honors Program participant; president of the Honors Club; member of the Vegetarian Club and Good Growers, an environmental club; planned and conducted an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, which focuses on unequal resource distribution of food around the world; and conducted a local stream study that assessed pollution and the risk of invasive species.  She also spent a year studying in Austria under a Rotary Club Youth Exchange.  She is a member of the Rotary International. 

Armbruster, who transferred to Lehigh University, plans to work for a non-governmental organization that focuses on stewardship of the environment. 

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