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High Honors Student Calls Wildwood Home

May 16, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College’s high honors student Melanie Leventhal of Wildwood has achieved a perfect 4.0 average and will deliver the class farewell at Atlantic Cape’s 45th annual Commencement ceremony on May 17.

Leventhal, 21, began her college career at the University of Central Florida, where she joined the United States Army ROTC. In 2010, she transferred to Atlantic Cape to pursue an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice after being hired as a police officer in North Wildwood.

“Atlantic Cape Community College has given me the tools I need to grow, not only in my education, but as an individual. Atlantic Cape has provided me with the foundation to further my education and my career through a family-like environment,” Leventhal said.

In addition to her studies, Leventhal became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and has continued to serve in the military as a Psychological Operations Specialist at the 11th Psychological Operations Battalion in Upper Marlboro, Md.

“I stayed quite busy, but always made time for school, and Atlantic Cape fit perfectly into my schedule,” Leventhal said.

Besides her academic strengths, Leventhal has 16 years of trained dance experience and grew up playing in billiards tournaments. She enjoys cooking, baking and making Sangria with family and friends.

After graduation, Leventhal plans to continue her military and law enforcement career in counter-intelligence and aims for a federal position in the civilian sector, including the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service or the DEA.

Learn more about Atlantic Cape's Criminal Justice degree.