(Release: May 18, 2011) - Hagerstown Community College held its ninth annual Honors Convocation on Thurs., May 12, in its Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC). The event recognized special awards, Phi Theta Kappa membership, graduation honors, Maryland Zeta Chapter of Lambda Nu for Radiological Sciences membership, Future Educators Honor Association membership, and dean’s list honors.
Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from Judith Oleks, vice-president of academic affairs; Michael Harsh, professor, English, speech, and drama; and student speakers Tessa L. Walls and Oliver W. Bulley.
The awards were presented by Angela Stoops, director, health sciences division and Karen Hammond, director, nursing division, and recognized by Altieri and the HCC board of trustees.
Winners of the competitive awards include Keri-Jon Faulkner, of Hagerstown, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges – 2011 award and the 2011 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar award; Tessa L. Walls, of Hancock, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges – 2011 award; Angela Lynn Stull Kendall, of Greencastle, Pa., for the Alumni Community Citation Award; John A. Little, of Keedysville, for the Alumni Association Life Membership Award and the Student Government Association Award; Danielle L. McClain, of McConnellsburg, Pa. and Casey L. Swope, of Hagerstown, for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Margaret D. Stone, of Hagerstown, for the Campus Leadership Award; Beate E. Powell, of Hagerstown, for the College Community Service Award; Joseph C. Waeyaert, of Hagerstown, for The David Wayne Moser Memorial Award and The Robinwood Players Drama Award; Karla A. Cunningham, of Chambersburg, Pa., for The Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Dijana Mitrovic, of Lemoyne, Pa., for The Lowry Johnson Award for Excellence in Radiography; Danielle K. Coyle, of Cascade, for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Rebecca J. Lloyd, of Hagerstown, for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing award; Ashlyn P. Rebok, of Chambersburg, Pa., for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; Ronnie J. Pruett, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Education award; Diana L. Stewart, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Human Services award; Rachel L. Bowen, of Williamsport, for the Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies award; Colleen M. Engle, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Psychology award; Akwasi A. Cato, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Political Science award; Kimberly S. Rodriguez, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Tutor Award; Robert M. Matschat, of Funkstown, for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Aletha L. Shaffer, of Boonsboro, for the Phi Theta Kappa Award; Scott D. Mullendore, of Boonsboro, for The Richard A. Reynolds Memorial Award; Kyle F. Petrie, of Waynesboro, Pa., for The Robinwood Players Drama Award; Manual A. Farfan, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Computer-Aided Design; Mary M. Wagner, of Maugansville, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Graphic Design Technology; Carla J. Montroy, of Frederick, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Information Systems Technology; Olga Stine, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Graphic Design Technology; Susan Meldrom, of Frederick, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Information Systems Technology; and Bakhtiyor T. Muminov, of Middletown, and Jeremy S. Tooley, of Hagerstown, for the Washington County Medical Society Awards.
Winners of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence are Justin G. Gildar, of Boonsboro, for accounting and business; Luke W. Michael, of Boonsboro, for administration of justice; Sarah R. Tritsch, of Williamsport, for biotechnology; Charles P. Koenig, of Hagerstown, for graphic design technology; Tamzon K. Gorman, of Hagerstown, for human services technician; Rory B. Crisler-Smith, of Thurmont, for information systems technology; Lukas I. Suders, of McConnellsburg, Pa., for management; Melita E. Wishard, of Maugansville, for medical assistant; Lindsey E. Johnston, of Hagerstown, for nursing; Matthew S. Willard, of Smithsburg, for paramedic emergency services; Brittany L. Brown, of Chambersburg, Pa., for radiography; and Derek A. Stine, of Hagerstown, for Web and multimedia technology.
Winners of the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Science were Christine E. Kantner, of Hagerstown, for biology; Tessa L. Walls, of Hancock, for biotechnology; John P. Stouter, of Emmitsburg, Md., for engineering; Petra B. Friedrich, of Keedysville, for mathematics; and Matthew W. Heckman, of Shippensburg, Pa., for physics. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Computer Science Graduate is Andrew M. Lake, of Hagerstown. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Mathematics Graduate is Patrick E. Demosky, of Hagerstown. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate is Laura B. Minang, of Hagerstown.
The Class of 2011 award recipients for graduates with high honors (3.8 to 4.0 GPA) were Katrina A. Drgos, of Baltimore; Justin G. Gildar and Luke W. Michael, both of Boonsboro; Brittany L. Brown, Christopher D. Holden, and Amanda J. Wenger, all of Chambersburg, Pa.; Brittany K. Smetzer, of Clear Spring; Stephen P. Ingraham, of Fairplay; Lori M. Spangler, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; Susan Meldrom, of Frederick; Marissa Feldberg and Annett R. Rogers, both of Greencastle, Pa.; Cynthia L. Bitner, Emily S. Boward, Mark R. Claiborne, Jessica S. Cripps, Amanda C. England, Colleen M. Engle, Keri-Jon Faulkner, Sheryl A. Kaniski, Rebecca J. Lloyd, Jennifer A. McCullough, Laura B. Minang, Beate E. Powell, Ronnie J. Pruett, William R. Reinhardt, Melissa D. Rypczyk-McTonic, Hilary E. Snesrud, Glory R. Sterling, Diana L. Stewart, Derek A. Stine, Olga Stine, Ryan M. Stottlemyer, James M. Sword, Tuncer Turker, Wendy L. Valentine, Amanda K. Waltman, and Bradley C. Younkins, all of Hagerstown; Tessa L. Walls, of Hancock; Mary F. Lee, of Kearneysville, W.Va.; Taylor R. Eckel and Petra B. Friedrich, both of Keedysville; Dijana Mitrovic, of Lemoyne, Pa.; Mary M. Wagner, of Maugansville; Jessica S. Mathis, of Mt. Airy; James S. Post, of Needmore, Pa.; Andrew W. Fowkes, Karen K. Joyce-Wells, John P. Kulusic, and Linda J. Weicht, all of Smithsburg; Rory B. Crisler-Smith and Kathleen L. Wolf, both of Thurmont; Rachel L. Bowen, Karen E. Carr, Katherine N. Noll, and Noelle Stresewski, all of Williamsport.
The Class of 2011 award recipients for graduates with honors (3.5 to 3.799 GPA) were Jesus A. Landaverde, Jennifer D. Lloyd, Chris G. Nyack, Noel E. Piskor, and Blair N. Tetter, all of Boonsboro; Shivon Davis, of Buckeystown, Md.; Andrew J. Boylan, of Cascade; Misty A. Sanbower and Kevin L. Shannon, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; Lauren P. Belt, Brandon C. Brereton, Amy M. Cruz, Erika N. Henson, and Rachael S. Poet, all of Clear Spring; John P. Stouter, of Emmitsburg, Md.; Tori A. Ricker, of Fayetteville, Pa.; Kalina M. Gipe and Melissa R. Stoey, both of Greencastle, Pa.; Zaahira M. Ali, Michelle R. Baker, Oliver W. Bulley, Anne T. Burriss, Akwasi A. Cato, Lisa E. Deighton, Patrick E. Demosky, Manuel A. Farfan, Josefa M. Febus, Derek E. Flook, Tamzon K. Gorman, Rita Haines, Kimberley S. Hamburg, Kimberly A. Happel, Kimberly M. Hiett, Katherine E. Hottinger, Christopher T. Jackson, Christine E. Kantner, Rebecca Kennedy, Charles P. Koenig, Andrew M. Lake, Calianne Lee, Ella M. McPherson, Gail L. Miller, Wenona C. Miller, Kaitlyn G. Moberly, Joseph B. Monath, Mandy L. Obitts, Rachel E. Parks, Alisha M. Poole, Jacquelyn A. Simmons, Dionne S. Smith, Jeremy S. Tooley, Duy Le Trinh, Joseph C. Waeyaert, Jamie H. Wainwright, Austin M. Wigfield, Karen L. Wiltrout, and Kristin L. Young, all of Hagerstown; Victoria L. Gudeman, of Keedysville; Melita E. Wishard, of Maugansville; Lukas I. Suders, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; Bakhtiyor T. Muminov, of Middletown; Megan S. Pomfrey, of Sharpsburg; Kevin A. Bricker, Aaron M. Burris, Danae A. Deal, Lacy M. Doane, Barbara P. Kulusic, and Kasie L. Stotler, all of Smithsburg; Michael R. Draper, of South Mountain, Pa.; Brittany L. Sweeney, of Thurmont; Sharon E. Berry, Jessica R. Brown, Dale M. Eberle, Kyle F. Petrie, and Jill N. Wagaman, all of Waynesboro, Pa.; Brittany M. Akers, Angela M. Ebersole, Aaron C. Hershberger, Sarah M. Hoffman, Darcy J. Munro, and Elizabeth C. Swope, all of Williamsport.
Members inducted into the Maryland Zeta Chapter of Lambda Nu for Radiological Sciences include Danielle K. Coyle, of Cascade; Brittany L. Brown and Misty Sanbower, both of Chambersburg, Pa.; Kerri R. Maus, of Hagerstown; Dijana Mitrovic, of Lemoyne, Pa.; Jessica S. Mathis, of Mt. Airy; Danielle N. Garst, of New Windsor, Md.; Michael R. Draper, of South Mountain, Pa.; and Stephanie Crilley, of Waynesboro, Pa. Members of this honor society must have a minimum 3.0 GPA after one full-time semester of a professional program and additional recognition such as a professional paper.
Members inducted into the Future Educators Honor Association include Samantha M. Johns, of Boonsboro; Brittany K. Smetzer, of Clear Spring; April C. Margetson, Alisha M. Poole, Ronnie J. Pruett, and Leigh Stouffer-Young, all of Hagerstown; and Joseph M. Edwards, of Smithsburg. Members of this society must attend at least 75 percent of chapter meetings, activities, and events, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and complete six service hours per year.