Two Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington students have been selected as 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars. As Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, Taversia Borrelli and Kaleb Wagers have been offered a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to 200 Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society members enrolled in a community college who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. It is designed to help cover educational expenses of college and encourage participation in Society programs.

Annette Spurgeon, Phi Theta Kappa advisor and Indiana region associate coordinator, encourages all Phi Theta Kappa members to apply for scholarships to help pay for college. “I saw Taversia and Kaleb around the same time, February 2015, and both joined Phi Theta Kappa at the same time,” she said. “I encouraged both to apply [for the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship] because their goals for the future were bright. Taversia had talked about Harvard and Kaleb’s interests were in education and helping others.”

Borrelli is a general studies major and is on track to earn her associate degree in May, 2016. After graduation, she plans to transfer to a four-year institution and double-major in philosophy and history. “I want to be a Constitutional Lawyer,” said Borrelli. “Eventually, I’d like to be a Judge, and work with the United Nations on global legislation.”

Wagers is an education major and also plans to transfer to a four-year university when he graduates next spring. In the future, he wants to become a high school history teacher.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Ivy Tech Bloomington recipients, contact Annette Spurgeon at 812-339-0296 or via email at

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.