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Lilliam Alexa Acosta


Collin College student Lilliam Alexa Acosta of Plano has been selected as one of only 20 students nationwide to be named a 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar.

Each Guistwhite Scholar is awarded a $5,000 scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies. Acosta is one of only five students from Texas to receive this prestigious award, which is based on academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa.  She was also named to the 2014-15 All-USA Academic Team and All-Texas Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa.

In addition to these honors, Acosta has served as vice president of leadership for Collin College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Mu Tau, and was a member of Lion’s Club and the League of United Latin American Citizens. She plans to transfer to Southern Methodist University and major in marketing and business.


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