Nicole Schulte
Nicole Schulte
Three Northeast Iowa Community College students were named to the All-Iowa Academic Team this month, and honored in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 7 at the All-Iowa Academic Team recognition ceremony.

Kale Freilinger and Nicole Schulte, students on the Calmar campus, and David Christ, a student on the Peosta campus, are now eligible for All-USA team membership.

The three students were among 60 community college students in Iowa to attend the annual banquet and Christ, an NICC Electronic Technology student, was also one of only two students statewide to receive the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholarship.

Nicole Schulte of Dorchester, Iowa, is enrolled in the Associate in Science-Animal Science program at the Calmar campus.

"What makes Nicole stand apart is her enthusiasm with her education and her goal for a career in agriculture business and animal science," said Rhonda Seibert, Calmar campus provost.

"She has a great grade-point average and is also a work study for the business services office. I find Nicole to be inquisitive, bright and a positive role model for her classmates," she said.

The All-Iowa Academic Team honors qualify these students to compete for the prestigious All-USA Academic Team, which is comprised of 60 outstanding two-year college students nationally each year.

First, second and third teams, each consisting of 20 members, are selected. The 20 first ream members receive stipends of $2,500 each.

All 60 members of the All-USA Academic Team and their colleges receive national recognition in a USA TODAY edition in April.