For Immediate Release
March 17, 2021
Two From Suffolk Are Coca-Cola Scholars
Amrita Deonanan, Gold Scholar, Michael J. Grant Campus and Leeanna Rutigliano, Silver
Scholar, Ammerman Campus
Suffolk’s Leeanna Rutigliano and Amrita Deonanan have been named 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars based upon scores the students earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition. More than 2,000 students competed for the coveted title and award.
The Coca-Cola Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.
Michael J. Grant Campus student Amrita Deonanan was named a Gold Scholar and the Ammerman Campus’ Leeanna Rutigliano a Silver Scholar.
Amrita Deonanan, Gold Scholar, Michael J. Grant Campus
A Business Administration major from Brentwood, Amrita has a 4.0 grade point average and has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester for the last two years. Amrita serves as a Peer Mentor, chief financial officer of the Student Government Association, and assistant editor of the Western Student Press.
Leeanna Rutigliano, Silver Scholar, Ammerman Campus
A Child Study Education major from Medford, Leeanna has a 4.0 grade point average and has earned Dean’s List recognition every semester for the last two years. Leeanna serves as President of Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Zeta Nu Chapter; is a Division 1 Finalist Oberndorf Scholar, and member of Suffolk’s College Choir.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by
recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships
annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion. The program is administered
by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.