Hagerstown Community College recently held its 13th annual Honors Convocation. The event recognized special awards, graduation honors, dean’s list honors, Phi Theta Kappa membership, Future Educators Honor Association membership, and TRiO Support Services awards.
Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from David Warner, vice president of academic affairs; Stacey McGee, assistant professor, business and accounting; and student speakers Joshua Dingle and Olivia Lohman. The awards were presented by Dawn Schoenenberger, director of developmental education and adult literacy services division, and Julian Horton, associate dean of instructional technology and online education.
Winners of the competitive awards included Michael Ecton and April K. Hamilton, both of Hagerstown, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges – 2015 award; Lauren D. Whittington, of Hagerstown, and Ethan D. Reynolds, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Andrew R. Hall, of Hagerstown, for the Campus Leadership Award; Mark L. Goodnight, of Hagerstown, for the College Community Service Award; Olivia G. Lohman, of Sharpsburg, for Outstanding STEMM Technical Middle College Graduate; Madeline V. Harmon, of Hagerstown, for the David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Joyce L. Ott and Ronald W. Taylor, both of Hagerstown, for the HCC Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus Awards; Diane L. Draper, of Hagerstown, for the HCC Alumni Association Life Membership Award and the Student Government Association Award; David L. Dorsey and Sue Dorsey, of Hagerstown, for the HCC Alumni Association Reuben L. Musey Memorial Award; Benjamin M. Gusciora, of Williamsport, for the Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Abby L. Thurston, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for the Lowry Johnson Award for Excellence in Radiography; Julie L. Nobelius, of Martinsburg, W.Va., for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing; Cara A. Ferguson, of Smithsburg, for the Outstanding Student Athlete; Ekaterina O. Kononova, of Williamsport, for the Outstanding Student in Business; Darren M. Covington, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Education; Cassandra M. Mackereth, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Human Services; Troy Cooke, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies; Cy M. Hudson, of Williamsport, for the Outstanding Student in Political Science; Daniel J. Barr, of Smithsburg, for the Outstanding Student in Psychology; Abigail Martinez, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Sociology; Michael H. Arnold, of Hagerstown, for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Samantha Baldwin, of Boonsboro, for the Phi Theta Kappa Award; Aysia C. Medley, of Hagerstown, for the R. Benjamin and Rebecca Jones Visual Arts Merit Award; Jimmy T. Vu, of Hagerstown, for the Richard A. Reynolds Memorial Award; Lydia A. Winebrenner, of Boonsboro; and Andrew W. Payne, of Waynesboro, Pa., both for the Robinwood Players Drama Award; Peter T. Synder, of Smithsburg, for the TCS Leadership and Service Award; Justin W. Gunne, of Jefferson, and Joseph R. Garlitz, of Hagerstown, for the TCS Professionalism Award; Kelly E. Herd, of Hagerstown, and Trudy F. Metzler, of Greencastle, Pa., for the Washington County Medical Society Awards.
Winners of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence were Danielle R. Bumbaugh, of Waynesboro, Pa., for accounting and business; Bryan Scott McSherry, of Hagerstown, for administration of justice; Grant M. Carbaugh, of Hagerstown, for alternative energy technology; Charles A. Coffin, of Hagerstown, for biotechnology; Kay E. Wertz, of Warfordsburg, Pa., for early childhood and primary grades education; Chelsea E. Tedrick, of Hagerstown, for graphic design technology; Alexandra K. Hovermale, of Hagerstown, for human services technician; Susan M. Fogle, of Hagerstown, for management; Lisa M. Redding, of Waynesboro, Pa., for medical assisting; Conner M. Peterson, of Chambersburg, Pa., for nursing; Randal Keith Buckel, of Cumberland, for paramedic emergency services; Kyle E. Millison, of Frederick, for radiography; Austin Tran, of Hagerstown, for web and multimedia technology.
Winners of the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Science were Marshall A. Hoffmaster, of Hagerstown, for biology; Katlin M. Recabo, of Hagerstown, for biotechnology; Courtney A. Graves, of Hagerstown, for chemistry; David G. Bright, of Big Pool, for engineering; Andrew R. Brady, of Hagerstown, for mathematics; Donovan J. Lawrence, of Smithsburg, for physics; and Nadin N. Check, of Hagerstown, for pre-pharmacy. The winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Computer Science Graduate was Truc M. Chau, of williamsport. The winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Mathematics Graduate was Jimmy T. Vu, of Hagerstown. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate was Margaret R. Larson, of Hagerstown.
Winners of the TRiO: Student Support Services Awards of Excellence were Joshua L. Brady, of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Desmond Herbert, of Hagerstown, for academic achievement; Audrey R. Delos Santos, of Boonsboro; and Eugene Rojas, of Frederick, for aspiring scholar; and Mark L. Goodnight, of Hagerstown, for perseverance.
Members inducted into the Future Educators Honor Association included Kelsey W. Eichelberger, of Sharpsburg; Megan M. Graves and Lindsay M. Kroboth, of Hagerstown; Shirley Haymes, of Williamsport; and Emily M. Passarelli, of Boonsboro. 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.