Miyuki Zerke: Outstanding Student Award
Nicholas Prush: Outstanding Faculty Award
Robin West Smith: Outstanding Adjunct Award
Miyuki Zerke won the Faculty Association Outstanding Student Award at MCCC’s annual Honors Reception.
Nicholas Prush received the Outstanding Faculty Award, and Robin West Smith received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award.
MCCC hosted the Honors Reception at the La-Z-Boy Center’s Meyer Theater on April 12.
The event honored faculty, adjunct faculty, students, clubs, and organizations for their achievements during the 2016-17 academic year.
President Kojo Quartey opened the event with a warm welcome to students, faculty, and guests. Student Government members introduced the presenters.
Mark Hall, director of Admissions and Guidance Services, ended the evening with closing remarks. Guests enjoyed refreshments by Kosch Catering after the reception.
Randy Daniels, the Vice President of Student and Information Services, said each year the international honor’s society for two-year colleges Phi Theta Kappa selects an all-state academic team from among our nation’s community colleges.
“We are fortunate to have two nominees representing Monroe County Community College,” Daniels said.
The All-USA Academic Team Nominees were Ashley Klug and Jessica Ryder.
They were formally recognized in Lansing at a banquet hosted by the Michigan Community College Association.
The Outstanding Student Program of the Year Award went to the Student Nurses Association for the bake sale they organized in the fall semester.
The Writing Center director Lori Jo Couch honored the 29 Writing Fellows.
Kellyann Navarre won the George Rhodes Writing Fellow Award. The Writing Fellows vote for the recipient of this award each year.
The Dr. Ronald Campbell Student Government Award went to Student Government president Grayson Bacarella, treasurer Javed Peracha, and Brian Friley.
Monroe County’s Big Gig and the Religious Counsel’s panel event won awards for the Outstanding Diversity Program of the Year.
Vice president of Instruction Grace Yackee recognized all the students on the dean’s list. For a complete list of the Fall 2016 recipients, see https://www.monroeccc.edu/studentservices/deanslist.htm.
Quartey presented the President’s Academic Achievement Awards. These awards go to students who have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours with a 4.0 grade point average and are currently enrolled this semester.
This year Clayton Blackwell, Justin Gruden, Kayla Hawley, Rachel Imes, Laurel Kinsey, Olivia Latray, Kellyann Navarre, Noah Stanford, and Miyuki Zerke received the awards.
The other awards presented at the reception include:
Outstanding CIS Student
Outstanding Accounting Student
Business Management Scholars
Nicole Farrell, Nathan Grodi, Laurel Kinsey, Javed Peracha, Samantha Prater, and Carla Slamiar
Outstanding Administrative Professional
Outstanding Nursing Student Awards
Tyler Tomasik (Fall Cohort) and Misty Skeen (Winter Cohort)
Spirit of Nursing Awards
Sarah Beth Ferrier (Fall Cohort) and Kari Hasley (Winter Cohort)
Excellence in Practical Nursing Award
Practical Nursing Student Peer Recognition Award
Outstanding Respiratory Therapy Student Award
Outstanding Certified Welder Awards
Dane Diesing, Kyle Knabusch, and Brandon Turner
Outstanding Student Mechanical Design Technology Awards
Jacob Swanson and Zach Swanson.
Excellence in Journalism
Leigh Cole, Miranda Gardner, Sawyer Jackson, and James Quick.
Outstanding Journalism Awards
Joseph Abrams, Vanessa Ray, and Leah Thomas
Outstanding Social Science Student Award
Outstanding Humanities Student Award
Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award
Outstanding Organic Chemistry Award
Global Studies Degree Designation Award