Community Colleges Honor Students, Celebrate Academic Success

Community Colleges Honor Students, Celebrate Academic Success

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:38am

RALEIGH – The Governor has proclaimed April as North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.  Students from all 58 community colleges are receiving awards for academic excellence, in addition to the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award.

“The students receiving these awards have much to celebrate,” says NC Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls. “Whether they’re training for careers in health care, welding or other technical fields, or planning to transfer to a university, they are taking the next step toward reaching their goals and defining their own success.”

Sean Ross, a student at Craven Community College, is the 2014 recipient of the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.  The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP), was created in 2004 to recognize student leadership on a statewide level while also honoring former Governor Scott, one of the earliest supporters of the NC Community College System and the fourth System President from 1983 until 1994. Each award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.

Oujimi “Jamir” Jumoke, a Cape Fear Community College student, is the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award.  The award was established in 2010 by the NCACCP to honor the late Dr. Dallas Herring, considered one of the founding fathers of community colleges in North Carolina.  The award is bestowed annually upon a current or former student who best embodies Dr. Herring’s philosophy of “taking people where they are and carrying them as far as they can go.” Each award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.

One student from each of the 58 community colleges received Academic Excellence Awards (AEA).  AEA selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled,
  • Must have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.

Each student receives a plaque and medallion in honor of their academic accomplishments.

Carrie L. Parker, Alamance Community College

William K. Riddle, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Vickie Wilkinson, Beaufort County Community College

Victoria Pait, Bladen Community College

Joao Washington Bezerra, Blue Ridge Community College

Sharon H. Callender, Brunswick Community College

Katie Riddle, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Tria Brown, Cape Fear Community College

Allison P. Gay, Carteret Community College

Michael Wilkins, Catawba Valley Community College

Scott E. Butcher, Central Carolina Community College

Anza Abbas, Central Piedmont Community College

Anna Marie Vagnozzi, Cleveland Community College

Alexandra Reinhold, Costal Carolina Community College

Amanda Everett, College of The Albemarle

Kayla Schliewe, Craven Community College

Kristi Wallace, Davidson County Community College

Alexandra Rae Cox, Durham Technical Community College

Nina White Sinclair, Edgecombe Community College

Natalie O’Mahoney, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Samantha Sharp, Forsyth Technical Community College

Marjorie Heidi Heavner, Gaston College

Dustin Andrew Darnell, Guilford Technical Community College

Georgiana Couden, Halifax Community College

Nicholas Alexander Wilson, Haywood Community College

Chad Pettit, Isothermal Community College

Brianne G. Fawe, James Sprunt Community College

Margaret Raynor, Johnston Community College

Kayland Reid Adams, Lenoir Community College

Sayra Alexander Delgadillo Chavarria, Martin Community College

Timothy Mark Wyatt, Mayland Community College

Stacy Lynn Jones, McDowell Technical Community College

Marlene Clermont, Mitchell Community College

Sydney Payne Williams, Montgomery Community College

Jessica Marie Avila, Nash Community College

Frankee Gibbs, Pamlico Community College

Michael Zizzi, Piedmont Community College

La’Quon A. Rogers, Pitt Community College

Ivy Marie Lindsey, Randolph Community College

Scot Edward Shields, Richmond Community College

Michael Joyner, Roanoke-Chowan Community College

June Edwards, Robeson Community College

Phillip G. Brooks, Rockingham Community College

Timothy Wilson, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Shonita R. Vann, Sampson Community College

Joseph Max Harris, Sandhills Community College

Amy Morrison, South Piedmont Community College

Aimee Lessard, Southeastern Community College

Jamee Pelcher, Southwestern Community College

Matthew Brian Reese, Stanly Community College

Michelle Goble, Surry Community College

Sheree Peters, Tri-County Community College

Rebecca Lynn Anderson, Vance-Granville Community College

Kumar Chandrashekaran, Wake Technical Community College

Nathan J. Trent, Wayne Community College

Xia Vang, Western Piedmont Community College

John Welborn, Wilkes Community College

Carolyn Denise Jordan, Wilson Community College

 

Excellence Awards 2014