OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College students Olivia Harcar of Streator and Alexandria "Ali" Braboy of Dalzell have been named to the 2014 All-Illinois Academic team, an initiative sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.
Harcar, a member of the Eagles softball team, will transfer to Northern Illinois University in the fall as a physical therapy major.
Braboy was the president of IVCC’s chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges, and the opinion editor for the student newspaper, the IV Leader. She received an honorable mention for IVCC’s 21st Century Scholars Society in September of 2013.
Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., it is the largest honor society in higher education, with 1,270 chapters on campuses in all 50 states, Canada, Germany and elsewhere. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 125,000 students inducted annually.