Galveston College Phi Theta Kappa chapter president Miranda Donaldson and member Daniela Muñoz were selected as members of the prestigious 2024 All-Texas Academic Team.

Nominated by PTK Advisor Regina Durante, Ph.D., Donaldson and Muñoz will stand alongside 200 outstanding community college students representing 50 community college districts in Texas. Members of the All-Texas Academic Team represent the best and brightest students who excel in academics, leadership and service.

“I am very honored and excited to be nominated for the All-Texas Academic Team,” said Muñoz. “I’m grateful to PTK for this opportunity and Dr. Durante for the nomination.”

Since 2009, The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges have partnered annually to host the All-Texas Academic Team Medallion Ceremony, which celebrates outstanding community college students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions or join the workforce. Texas is one of 39 participating states that host All-State Academic Team ceremonies through Phi Theta Kappa.

All nominated students are recognized as part of the All-Texas Academic Team and if selected will advance to the All-USA Academic Team, which comes with a $5000 scholarship and a special medallion for the student winners, as well as a commemorative obelisk for their community college president.

“Congratulations to both students,” said Durante. “Each represents the best of Galveston College in outstanding leadership, academics and service to our community.”

“It is such an honor to be selected to be a part of the All-Texas Academic Team,” said Donaldson. “To be able to stand alongside such talented fellow students and PTK members is a privilege, and it is truly special to see our members getting recognition for being the amazing people they are. Daniela is a true asset to our team and I am so proud to be representing the Sigma Gamma chapter together. I’m thankful to our

advisors, officers and members for their continued support and pushing us to achieve our goals.”

The University of Texas System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges will host an in-person medallion ceremony in The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Main Building Auditorium on April 19.

For more information about the Galveston College Phi Theta Kappa Sigma chapter, call 409-944-1333 or email [email protected].



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.