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HCC honors academic achievement in year-end ceremony

Hagerstown Community College held its fourth annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 18, in the Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center. The event recognized special awards, Phi Theta Kappa awards, graduation honors, Maryland Zeta Chapter of Lambda Nu for Radiologic Sciences awards, and dean’s list honors.

Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from Judith Oleks, vice president of academic affairs; Loretta Thornhill, assistant professor of paralegal studies and public administration; and two students, Katie Watson and Jerilyn Cogan.

The awards were presented by the chairs of the academic divisions and recognized by Altieri and the board of trustees. Winners of the competitive awards include Barbara J. Lloyd and Rachael V. McLoud, both of Hagerstown, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges; Alexis D. Shingleton of Clear Spring for the Alumni Association Life Membership Award; Larry D. Kump of Falling Waters, W.V., for the Alumni Community Citation Award; Deborah A. Tucker of Harrisonville, Pa., Heather A. Hockman of Hagerstown and Wei Chien Huang of Frederick, Md., for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Rachael V. McLoud of Hagerstown for the Campus Leadership Award; Barbara J. Lloyd of Hagerstown for the College Community Service Award; Sandra L. Lynch of Harrisonville, Pa., Katie R. Watson of Hagerstown, Kevin W. Foutch of Hagerstown and LeAnn M. Mayan of Smithsburg for the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Science; Michelle K. Hutzel of Hagerstown for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Rachael V. McLoud of Hagestown for the Phi Theta Kappa Award; Wyatt O. Whitsel of Waynesboro, Pa., for the Robinwood Players Drama Award; Alexis D. Shingleton of Clear Spring for the Student Government Association Award; Timothy E. Boyer of Hancock for the TCS Leadership and Service Award in Computer-Aided Design; Vanessa L. Hammersla of Hagerstown for the TCS Leadership and Service Award in Graphic Design Technology; Doreen H. Shoemaker of Hagerstown for the TCS Leadership and Service Award in Information Systems Technology; Zachary A. Mentzer of Hagerstown for the TCS Professionalism Award in Graphic Design Technology; Micah L. Graves of Hagerstown for the TCS Professionalism Award in Information Systems Technology; Eric D. Carper of Falling Waters, W.V., and Sue E. Fockler of Clear Spring for the Washington County Medical Society Award; Rebecca L. Gilfus of Cascade for the William Dale Clopper Human Kindness Award; LeAnn M. Mayan of Smithsburg for the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Pre-Engineering; Lauren A. Bird of Smithsburg for the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate; Douglas W. Grove of Hagerstown for the David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Brandy V. Norleen of Hagerstown for the Hawk Journalism Award; Channa L. Lidie of Libertytown, Md., for the Homewood Spirit of Long Term Care Nursing Award; Kimberly A. Small of Hagerstown for the Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Kimberly A. Rickabaugh of St. Thomas, Pa., for the Lowry Johnson Award of Excellence in Radiography; Gregory L. Hovis of Fairfield, Pa., for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Brittany E. Meadows of Smithsburg and Richard H. Troxell IV of Williamsport for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; Rebecca A. Barber of Hagerstown as the Outstanding Student in Education; Jessica L. Webb of Boonsboro as the Outstanding Student in Human Services; and Gladys I. Rojas of Hagerstown and Ben M. Cianelli of Maugansville for the Outstanding Tutor Award.

Recipients of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence are Brittany E. Meadows of Smithsburg for accounting and business; John J. Komorowski of Smithsburg for computer-aided design; Keri M. Dawson of Waynesboro, Pa., for early childhood education; Allen R. Cool of Smithsburg for electromechanical engineering technology; Travis F. Diehl of Chambersburg, Pa., for graphic design technology; Jessica L. Webb of Boonsboro for human services; Anthony T. Campello of Hagerstown for IST: computer support specialist; Trudy M. Eisenberg of Boonsboro for IST: database management; Michelle L. Brammer of Hagerstown for IST: microcomputer applications; C. Gregory Skapczynski of Hagerstown for IST: networking; William J. Collins of Martinsburg, W.V., for IST: programming; Renee G. Anthony of Greencastle, Pa., for medical assistant; Rebecca C. Shank of Hagerstown for nursing; Gina B. Raynor of Hagerstown for paralegal studies; Vicki L. Schlosnagle of Accident, Md., for paramedic emergency services; Lisa K. Nee of Smithsburg for practical nursing; and Trista J. Poague of Chambersburg, Pa., for radiography.

The Class of 2006 recipients of awards for the highest academic average (4.0) were Charity A. Brown of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; Cynthia A. Cecce of Richmond, Ill.; Jerilyn J. Cogan of Hagerstown; Allen R. Cool of Smithsburg; Travis F. Diehl of Chambersburg, Pa.; David G. Dunn of Hagerstown; Jana Gordon of Boonsboro; Katarzyna Haynesworth of Hagerstown; Gregory L. Hovis of Fairfield, Pa.; Denise C. Howell of Waynesboro, Pa.; Heather E. Johnson of Hagerstown; Colleen N. Keely of Hagerstown; John J. Komorowski of Smithsburg; Mark Latta of Coralville, Iowa; Barbara J. Lloyd of Hagerstown; LeAnn M. Mayan of Smithsburg; Rachael V. McLoud of Hagerstown; Robin A. Myers of Clear Spring; Peter A. Nguyen of Hagerstown; Tina M. Pietraniello of Hagerstown; Jessica C. Reazin of Greencastle, Pa.; and Melissa J. Shows of Hagerstown.