NC community college students honored for excellence in education

NC community college students honored for excellence in education

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:20pm

RALEIGH - Students from North Carolina's community colleges are receiving awards for academic excellence, as well as the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award.

The recognitions coincide with North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month, as proclaimed by Gov. Roy Cooper.

John W. Kelly, a student at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, is the 2018 recipient of the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award. The award, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents, was created in 2004 to recognize student leadership on a statewide level while also honoring Scott, one of the earliest supporters of the NC Community College System and its president from 1983 until 1994. Each award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.

Chase Towers, a student at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, is the 2018 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 presented annually to a current or former student who best embodies Herring's philosophy of "taking people where they are and carrying them as far as they can go." Each recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship from the NC Community Colleges Foundation.

Community college students also were selected for Academic Excellence Awards. Selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria. Students must be currently enrolled, have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.

AEA winners receive a plaque and medallion in honor of their academic accomplishments. The winners are as follows:

  • Christina Causey, Alamance Community College
  • Kendra Joyner, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Katelyn Kincer, Beaufort County Community College
  • Kyle Gause, Bladen Community College
  • Hannah Wermuth, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Maria Steenberg, Brunswick Community College
  • Lucas Price, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
  • Adriana Kysely, Cape Fear Community College
  • Bianca Hill, Carteret Community College
  • Chad Ledford, Catawba Valley Community College
  • Seth Kuenzler, Central Carolina Community College
  • Patsy Montesinos, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Jamie Hamrick, Cleveland Community College
  • Tiffany Zimmerman, Coastal Carolina Community College
  • Anna Gallop, College of The Albemarle
  • Leigh Hollar, Craven Community College
  • Christopher Whitaker, Davidson County Community College
  • Daniel Koris, Durham Technical Community College
  • Sa'quin Winstead, Edgecombe Community College
  • Catheryne Hill, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Arkhum Smith, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Marcella Patterson, Gaston College
  • Stephanie Jarrell, Guilford Technical Community College
  • Regana Powers, Halifax Community College
  • Garrett Jones, Haywood Community College
  • Ruth Wurzbach, Isothermal Community College
  • Rebecca Hines, James Sprunt Community College
  • Adina Harris, Johnston Community College
  • Kelsey Worthington, Lenoir Community College
  • Abigail Spencer, Martin Community College
  • Dima Jabakji, Mayland Community College
  • Brandy Garner, McDowell Technical Community College
  • Rachel Vance, Mitchell Community College
  • Maegan Archer, Montgomery Community College
  • Kelsey Skaggs, Nash Community College
  • Kaitlyn Jones, Pamlico Community College
  • Katie Slaughter, Piedmont Community College
  • Amira Ali, Pitt Community College
  • Denise Greenwell, Randolph Community College
  • Anna Auman, Richmond Community College
  • Tiffany Jordan, Roanoke-Chowan Community College
  • Jalen Oxendine, Robeson Community College
  • Curtis McGehee, Rockingham Community College
  • Mark Hill, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  • Sophia Miller, Sampson Community College
  • Jeremy Thompson, Sandhills Community College
  • Danielle Burnham, South Piedmont Community College
  • Kloe Stackhouse, Southeastern Community College
  • Veronica Judson, Southwestern Community College
  • Thomas McEachern, Stanly Community College
  • Christian Payne, Surry Community College
  • Beth Thomason, Tri-County Community College
  • Andrew Lynam, Vance-Granville Community College
  • Jose Rivera, Wake Technical Community College
  • LaTeasha McMahon, Wayne Community College
  • Vernon Byrd, Wilkes Community College
  • Carrie Morris, Wilson Community College

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2018 Academic Excellence Award Medallion