HCC honors students’ academic achievements at 10th annual Honors Convocation

 

(Release: May 25, 2012) - Hagerstown Community College recently held its 10th annual Honors Convocation in its Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC). The event recognized special awards, Phi Theta Kappa membership, graduation honors, Future Educators Honor Association membership, and dean’s list honors.

Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from David Warner, vice president of academic affairs; Marlys Palmer, professor, health and physical education; and student speakers Kimberly Rodriguez and Michael Salguero.

The awards were presented by Gerald Haines, director, instruction, and Joseph Marschner, faculty assembly chair and assistant professor, music and drama.

Winners of the competitive awards included Anthony E. Brittingham, of Williamsport, and Allie R. Villatoro, of Myersville, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges – 2012 award; Jaime Lynn Mason, of Hagerstown, for the Alumni Community Citation Award; Timothy M. Barger, of Boonsboro, for the Alumni Association Life Membership Award and the Student Government Association Award; Jessica M. Stup and Lauren E. Baker, both of Hagerstown, for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Katherine L. Heister, of Hagerstown, for the Campus Leadership Award and the Washington County Medical Society Award; Aletha L. Shaffer, of Sharpsburg, for the College Community Service Award, the Outstanding Student in Education award, and the Phi Theta Kappa Award; Carlee A. Myers, of Hagerstown, for The David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Caitlyn R. St. Angelo, of Hagerstown, for The Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Kelsey N. Shuman, of Chambersburg, Pa., for The Lowry Johnson Award for Excellence in Radiography; Amanda D. Centofonti, of Smithsburg, for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Jennifer L. Shives, of Hagerstown, for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing award; Zachary D. Morgan, of Greencastle, Pa., for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; Aristie A. Abbott, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Human Services award; Amie M. Eichelberger, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies award; Stephanie M. Solomos, of Boonsboro, for the Outstanding Student in Psychology award; Hannah L. Creek, of Hancock, for the Outstanding Student in Political Science award; Michael P. Salguero, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Tutor Award; Heather S. Prince, of Hagerstown, for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Kyle A. Burkett, of Hagerstown, for the Phi Beta Lambda Outstanding Scholar Award; Anthony B. Hanners, of Maugansville, for the Phi Theta Kappa Award and The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Information Systems Technology; Muhammad A. Chaudhry, of Chambersburg, Pa., for The Richard A. Reynolds Memorial Award; Margaret D. Stone, of Hagerstown, for The Robinwood Players Drama Award; Dale E. Findley, of Clear Spring, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Alternative Energy Technology; Anthony C. Kratochvil, of Waynesboro, Pa., for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Graphic Design Technology; Shawn M. Besore, of Chambersburg, Pa., for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Mechanical Engineering Technology; Ryan J. Ballard, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Alternative Energy Technology; Michael F. Goodrich, of Myersville, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Graphic Design Technology; James R. Peyton, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Industrial Technology; Anthony W. Pence, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Information Systems Technology; Brent W. Spear, of Smithsburg, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Mechanical Engineering Technology; and Kelly M. Lilley, of Sharpsburg, for the Washington County Medical Society Award.

Winners of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence were Ashley D. Glessner, of Hancock, for accounting and business; Jennifer E. Harbaugh, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for administration of justice; Zebulon H. Hull, of Hancock, for alternative energy technology; Jonathan W. Adams, of Hagerstown, for biotechnology; Brittany L. Sweeney, of Thurmont, for early childhood and primary grades education; Anthony C.Kratochvil, of Waynesboro, Pa., for graphic design technology; Debra C. Taylor, of Purgitsville, W.Va., for human services technician; James R. Peyton, of Hagerstown, for industrial technology; Justin M. Weese, of Boonsboro, for information systems technology; Ashleigh M. Hoffman, of Hagerstown, for management; Brent W. Spear, of Smithsburg, for mechanical engineering technology; Jean F. Meyers, of Boonsboro, for medical assisting; Kristle G. Larmore, of Greencastle, Pa., for nursing; Mary A. Raun, of Sharpsburg, for paramedic emergency services; and Brooke L. Burd, of Thurmont, for radiography.

Winners of the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and
Science were Miche'l S. Johnson, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for biology; Lakyn R. Sanders, of Hancock, for biotechnology; Michael P. Salguero, of Hagerstown, for engineering; Kimberly S. Rodriguez, of Hagerstown, for mathematics; Brandon T. Bishop, of Middletown, for physics; and Morgan E. Holmes, of Boonsboro, for pre-pharmacy. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Computer Science Graduate was Arthur J. Lacey, of Keedysville. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Mathematics Graduate was Grady S. Shingler, of Hagerstown. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate was Michael P. Salguero, of Hagerstown.

Winners of the TRiO Student Support Services Awards of Excellence were Merna J. Pettit, of Hagerstown, for outstanding participation; Paige M. Goebelbecker, of Waynesboro, Pa., for perseverance; and Marco A. Olivera, of Cavetown, and Stephanie L. Rossiter, of Funkstown, for student leadership.

Members inducted into the Future Educators Honor Association included Jennifer K. Gearhart, of Boonsboro; Amber L. Beatty, of Cascade;  Ashley N. Bockstanz, Timothy P. Carpenter, Kristen E. Dick, Stacy L. Rice, Emily N. Shoemaker, Megan R. Sneckenberger, and Nathan E. Socks, all of Hagerstown; Megan L. Roberts, of Keedysville; Kayla M. Grout, of Maugansville; Aletha L. Shaffer and Joshua M. Strong, both of Sharpsburg; and Kristin R. Reihart, of State Line, Pa. 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.

 

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