Outstanding students recognized at Awards Day ceremony

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dozens of Isothermal Community College’s finest students were praised for their exceptional academic efforts recently.

The annual Awards Day ceremony was held on Friday, April 28, in the Library Auditorium.

This year’s Academic Excellence Award went to Shakyra Davis. The award is the highest honor given to an Isothermal student each year. Davis is a student at Rutherford Early College High School. The award was presented to Davis by Isothermal’s president, Walter Dalton, and N.C. Rep. David Rogers, R-Rutherford.

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Dalton also gave special recognition to Johnnie Simpson, the college’s interim chief academic officer who has served well this semester.

Many other awards were given that day, each to a student who has distinguished themselves in their academic endeavors. The awards, presented by the faculty members who nominated the various students, were given to:

Self – Enrichment Award – Academic Development, Jeanette Melton

Freshman English Award, Sophie Gilbert

Public Speaking Award, Marva Hemingson

Sophomore English Award, Wes Byers

History Award, Joelle White

Pre-Health Biology Award, Keith Magnant

Biology Award, Arriana Allen

Spanish Award, Sarah Huffman

General Chemistry Award, Debbie Eubanks

Mathematics Award, Kyra Davis

Astronomy Award, Jade Thompson

Physics Award, Scott Herrick

Psychology Award, Micah Orth

Medical Office Administration Award, Mandy Logan

Office Administration Award, Bonnie Langford-Powell

Business Administration Award, Jermel Foster

Accounting & Economics Award, Timothy Blake Jackson

Agribusiness Technology, Ann Combs

Hospitality, Robin Ensley

Healthcare Management Technology, Renee Nolen

Web Administration & Design, Justin Ingels

Cosmetology Award, Ashley Brooke Deaton

Associate Degree Nursing, Holly Owen

Early Childhood Education, Crystal Lawter

Criminal Justice Technology Award, Thomas Winn

Advertising and Graphic Design Award, Jullia Zeleskey

Broadcasting & Production Technology, Jessica Edwards

Computer Engineering Technology Award, Scott Herrick

Electronics Engineering Technology Award, Neal Craig

Manufacturing Technology Award, Seth Medford

Mechanical Engineering Technology Award, Raye Lane

Welding Technology, Austin Price

Arts & Sciences Outstanding Student, Chasity Freeman