(May 16, 2008) - Hagerstown Community College held its sixth annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 15, in the Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center. The event recognized special awards, Phi Theta Kappa membership, graduation honors, Maryland Zeta Chapter of Lambda Nu for Radiological Sciences membership, and dean’s list honors.
Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from Judith Oleks, vice president of academic affairs; Connie Devilbiss, professor of sociology; and two students, Benjamin Buhrman and Beverly Bowers.
The awards were presented by Beverly Yeagle, chair of behavioral and social sciences/business division, and Margaret Spivey, director of technology and computer studies, and recognized by Altieri and the HCC board of trustees.
Winners of the competitive awards include Anna M. Dice of Greencastle, Pa., for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges, the Phi Theta Kappa Award, and the Outstanding Student in Psychology Award; Laura L. Sheffield of Hagerstown, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges; Jeremy D. Vancour of Hagerstown, for the Alumni Association Life Membership Award and the Student Government Association Award; Gail E. Higgins of Hagerstown and Rhonda J. McNulty of Mercersburg, Pa., for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Ellen M. Livingston of Hagerstown, for the Campus Leadership Award and the Outstanding Student in Human Services Award; Peter V. Black of Keedysville, for the College Community Service Award; Alexander D. Troxell of Hagerstown, for the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Chemistry; Salven V. DeMartino and Rolland M. Sigler, Jr., both of Hagerstown, for the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics; Darwin Diaz of Hagerstown, for the Commendation of Academic Excellence in Physics; Beth A. Peck of Boonsboro, for the Commendation of Academic Excellence in Pre-Engineering; Julie D. Kreps of Waynesboro, Pa., for the Commendation for Outstanding Mathematics Graduate; Margaret R. Shupe of Boonsboro, for the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate; Zachary J. Worthy of Hagerstown, for The David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Gregorio C. Hidrobo of Hagerstown, for the Hawk Journalism Award; Nichole E. Heiny of Chambersburg, Pa., for The Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; James R. Arnold of Newburg, Pa., for The Lowry Johnson Award for Excellence in Radiography; Katie Lynn Hann of Greencastle, Pa., for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Heather K. Case of Smithsburg, for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington Country Hospital School of Nursing Award; Kasie M. Beaver of Smithsburg, for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; James V. Attavian of Hagerstown, and Rhonda R. Strickland of Keedysville, for the Outstanding Student in Education Award; Logan L. McGrane of Brownsville, Md., for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Benjamin B. Buhrman of Smithsburg, for The Robinwood Players Drama Award; Jennifer L. Anderson of Hagerstown, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Computer-Aided Design; Ryan M. Abrahams of Hagerstown, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Graphic Design Technology; Desiree S. Whetzel of Waynesboro, Pa., for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Information Systems Technology; Tommy A. Durst of Clear Spring, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Graphic Design Technology; David L. Cross of Hancock, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Information Systems Technology; Amy M. Henesy and Ashley C. Renner, both of Hagerstown, for the Washington County Medical Society Awards; and Sherry K. Beer, of Hagerstown, for The William Dale Clopper Human Kindness Award.
Recipients of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence are Brittany N. Crouse of Waynesboro, Pa., for Administration of Justice; Erin E. Baltozer of Hagerstown, for Early Childhood Education; Sally E. Myers of Waynesboro, Pa. for Graphic Design Technology; Veronica M. Scott of Hagerstown, for Human Services; Kevin L. Searfoss of Shippensburg, Pa., for IST: Computer Support Specialist; Jeffrey L. Showalter of Hagerstown, for IST: Networking Technology; Jonas D. Dawson of Williamsport, for IST: Programming; Peggy Ann Flowers of Hagerstown, for MET: Computer-Aided Design;Mary Ann Ganoe of Greencastle, Pa., for Nursing; Marilyn C. Baldwin and Jamil E. Castillo, both of Hagerstown, for Paralegal Studies; Tina S. Wolfe of Sharpsburg, for Practical Nursing; and Amber E. Brown of Hagerstown, for Radiography.
The Class of 2008 award recipients for graduates with high honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA) were James R. Arnold of Newburg, Pa.; Kasie M. Beaver, Heather K. Case, and Lauryn M. Sheeley, all of Smithsburg; Blake T. Bishop, Jamil E. Castillo, Diana R. Keely, Irina Kline-Skvortsova, Rose E. Kugel, Ellen M. Livingston, Derek S. McCarty, Nichole L. McDonald, Francine T. Ngongang, Carl L. Sheline, Holly M. Shifler, Amanda Stamper, Miriam R. Whiteaker, and Alexander B. Zombro, all of Hagerstown; Justin R. Blair, Anna M. Dice, and Alicia M. Myers, all of Greencastle, Pa.; Mary J. Cooley, Julie D. Kreps, Sally Myers, and Gwendolyn E. Rice, all of Waynesboro, Pa.; David L. Cross of Hancock, Alicia K. Harrison of Boonsboro; Karen F. Keenan of Sykesville, Md.; Brandi M. Seville of Mercersburg, Pa.; Christopher S. Stine of Chambersburg, Pa.; Jessica M. Stough of Fort Loudon, Pa.; and Crystal L. Winman of Falling Waters, W.Va.
The Class of 2008 award recipients for graduates with honors (3.5 to 3.799 GPA) were Charles R. Cousins III and Carrie Ann Frey, both of Mercersburg, Pa.; Brittany N. Crouse, Mindy A. Haase, Ashley N. Rauth, and Desiree S. Whetzel, all of Waynesboro, Pa.; Jacob E. Darr of Frederick; Ericka K. Diffenderfer, Kathryn M. Durst, Laura E. Fisher, Scott E. Hale, Kristin L. Hanna, Tonya S. Harshman, Amy M. Henesy, Amberlea R. Hiser, Sharon G. Hook, Marshall L. Jones, Karen R. Luther, Matthew J. Mastiano, Ashley Renner, Matthew J. Rhodes, James E. Rock, Rolland M. Sigler, Lisa R. Smith, Josiah T. Storer, Paul A. Suder II, Richard T. Trovinger, Elese N. Wade, Elise M. Waters, and Danielle N. Yost, all of Hagerstown; Ian P. Downin, Nichole E. Heiny, Jessica M. Strock, and Jolene F. Witmer, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; David E. Ernst and Jessica R. Fields, both of Clear Spring; Ian V. Hamilton of Williamsport; Stacy R. Ingraham of Fairplay; Alexander W. Jentzsch, Daniel W. Montgomery, and Mary B. Shifflett, all of Greencastle, Pa.; Kristen M. Minnich of Zullinger, Pa.; Ashley R. Neil of Fort Loudon, Pa.; Ashley E. Schafer of Hampstead, Md.; Kevin J. Skrabak of Smithsburg; Heather L. Strosnider of Keedysville; Larry D. Taylor, Jr. of Sharpsburg; and Mikkel A. Wallech of Maugansville.