Juan Dills Named to All-USA Academic Team Published March 9, 2023

RSC Student Juan Dills All-USA Scholarship Selection

Dills Recognized for Intellectual Achievement, Leadership, Community and Campus Engagement

Juan Dills, a student at Rose State College, is one of 20 college students named to the prestigious All-USA Academic Team and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. More than 2,400 students were nominated for this award. Dills attended Miami High School in Miami, Oklahoma and is a first-generation college student in his family.

Dills will be recognized during the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) convention in April. In addition to the scholarship funds, recipients will be presented with commemorative medallions, and their college presidents will receive commemorative obelisks.

When Juan was asked, what receiving this award meant to him, he said, "I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to receive this award. This has opened so many doors for me and allowed me to share my experience to help others. With this award, I continue to be a good example to my kids, my family, and my community. The caring and empowering environment at Rose State has given me the opportunity to excel in academics. The faculty at Rose showed genuine interest in my success and spent countless extra hours helping me improve academically. While I will be graduating from Rose State this Spring, I will always be a Raider."

Team members were selected for their outstanding intellectual achievement, leadership, community, and campus engagement. The All-USA Academic Team is sponsored by Cengage, with additional support provided by Phi Theta Kappa and AACC. Cengage’s industry-leading subscription for textbooks and materials, Cengage Unlimited, has helped over 4.8M students save over $580M on the cost of course materials since August 2018.

Juan Dills Named to All-USA Academic Team

"Juan's recognition as a member of the All-USA Academic Team is a testament to his incredible dedication and hard work," Rose State College President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. "We are so proud of Juan and his accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom. His intellectual achievement, leadership and community engagement truly exemplify the values of Rose State College. Congratulations, Juan, on this well-deserved honor!" 

“We are deeply inspired by the achievements of this year’s All-USA Academic Team. With so much focus and pressure on which post-secondary institution a student attends, these students show that the real keys to success are hard work and determination,” said Edwin Robles, Senior Vice President and General Manager, US Higher Education and Canada, Cengage. “Community colleges play an important role in providing affordable education that helps students transition successfully to the workforce or a 4-year institution. Despite facing significant enrollment headwinds since the pandemic, community colleges have been the most innovative in taking steps to make learning more flexible, affordable and accessible. We are proud to support these institutions and their students in their continued success.”

The All-USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending associate degree-granting institutions. Each college may nominate two students for showing intellectual rigor and demonstrating academic achievement, leadership, and civic growth. The program also recognizes students who extend their community college education to better themselves, their schools, and their surrounding communities.

Learn more about the All-USA Academic Team Scholarship Program.

About Cengage

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About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

About Rose State College:

Rose State College is a two-year community college in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1970, Rose State now welcomes more than 13,000 students each year. Rose State offers more than 60 different degree programs, small class sizes with a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio, on-campus student housing and is among the lowest cost of tuition in the state of Oklahoma.