MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College is excited to announce that seven of its students have been selected as All Arizona Academic Team Members, including Bullhead City residents, Trevor Irvin and Misty Knight.
All Arizona Academic Team members receive a full tuition scholarship to any public university in Arizona after they graduate MCC. The scholarship covers resident tuition for 10 consecutive undergraduate semesters or 60 credits for the fall and spring semesters.
Knight is a Liberal Arts major, President of Student Activities Council, Vice President of Leadership for Phi Theta Kappa and a Business Club member. She decided to earn her degree in Liberal Arts because it allowed her to study various subjects.
“This award is a dream come true for me I have always had aspirations of attending a four-year and now thanks to the scholarship provided by the Arizona Board of Regents I will achieve my goal,” Knight said.
After completing her time at MCC, she will transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Law and eventually her Juris Doctor degree to become a civil rights attorney.
“I’m greatly inspired by the civil rights movements of the past so many brave individuals have fought so hard in order to make a difference for us all,” Knight said. “I hope that some day I can make a difference in the same way.”
Knight has volunteered at the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee and the Human Rights Campaign in Las Vegas that focuses with LGBTQ rights.
She grew up in Dolan Springs but eventually moved to Bullhead City and graduated from Mohave High School. On her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and participating in community activism.
Irvin, the second student chosen for the award, is double majoring in Computer Science and Engineering, he is the Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the Business Club, Culinary Club and Disc Golf Club. He decided on computer science and engineering because he is interested in computer software and hardware.
“I’m very grateful to MCC for the opportunities it has provided for me I plan on making full use of the All Arizona Academic Team transfer scholarship to attend Arizona State University,” Irvin said.
He hopes to be “involved in cutting-edge technologies” as he advances his education and career. Irvin hopes to find his specific goal during his first hear at ASU and plans to continue his major in computer science or engineering.
Before the pandemic, Irvin worked for the MCC science department in the office of professor Eric Osborne. He helped cleaning lab equipment, setting up labs and was even hired to help identify and sort an assortment of geological specimens.
Irvin said his favorite on-campus activity before the pandemic is disc golf because he’s a competitive person who really enjoys the sport.
On his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and attending campus activities, online and on ground. Irvin enjoys PC gaming and has even built his own computer.
Irvin grew up in Huntington Beach, California and attended Huntington Beach High School. He moved to Bullhead City three years ago with his parents.
Other MCC students to earn this award are: Michelle Drwal (Kingman Campus), Delaney Remp (Lake Havasu Campus), Trina Fowler (Lake Havasu Campus), Carole Jessop (North Mohave Campus) and Maria Jeffs (North Mohave Campus).
Students who want a bachelor’s degree can start at MCC and then transfer to one of the college’s 20 university partners. This higher education pathway will help save students up to $15,000 in tuition alone. You can apply for free at MCC at Apply.Mohave.edu, or call 866-MOHAVECC for assistance and more information.