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Collin College Student Claims Poteat Scholarship

May 12, 2017 ­– Mary Cronin of Dallas was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. A Collin College student enrolled in the Health Information Management Program with a GPA of 4.0., Cronin was one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.

For more than 30 years, NTHS has honored the achievements of top career and technical education students, provided scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education and cultivated excellence in today's highly competitive, skilled workforce. The Jon H. Poteat scholarship, named in honor of the co-founder of the society, is awarded annually to NTHS members who consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of the National Technical Honor Society – skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

More than 4,200 schools and colleges are affiliated with the society. Since its founding in 1984, it has awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to remarkable CTE students nationwide. Visit for more information.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.