Baltimore City Community College addiction counseling student Christopher Pelfrey has been named a 2010 Coca-Cola National Finalist based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, according to an announcement Wednesday from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the administrator of the program.
Pelfrey will receive a $1,000 award from the foundation according to the announcement, sent to BCCC President Dr. Carolane Williams.
Pelfrey, from Dundalk, Md., is a member of the Ascenders Club, a campus service group, and volunteers as a campus pastor of a spiritual service once per week in a Baltimore homeless shelter. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his studies for an associate of applied science degree in addiction counseling at BCCC. He plans to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work before pursuing doctoral work in Psychology.
“My experience in the classroom has given me the tools and education necessary to impact homeless men in our community-toward facilitating change and personal empowerment,” he said.
For more information, contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement office.