Mohamed Abdullahi, a computer science student at Renton Technical College (RTC), has been selected as one of 20 community college students in the nation to be a member of the All-USA Community College Academic Team.
Along with the recognition as an outstanding student and an engaged leader, Abdullahi will receive a $5,000 scholarship supported by the Follett Higher Education Group.
Student winners will be introduced at Phi Theta Kappa’s Presidents Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention on April 24, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The All-USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending community college. Each college may nominate two students for showing intellectual rigor and demonstrating academic achievement, leadership and civic growth.
Abdullahi was born in 1993 in a refugee camp in Kenya and immigrated to the United States with his mother as a refugee. He entered the RTC computer science program after high school graduation, pursuing his studies while working evenings as a security guard and as a tutor. Abdullahi is a student leader in the RTC Associated Student Government and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honors society.