(May 19, 2016) – Hagerstown Community College recently held its 14th 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; Cindy Dove, assistant professor, biotechnology; and student speakers Amanda McPherson and Angela Ryan.
The awards were presented by Carol Rothstein, director of instructional support services, and Julian Horton, dean of academic services and online education.
Winners of the competitive awards included Janai A. Heise and Michael D. Tomlin, both of Hagerstown, for the All-Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges – 2016 award; Benjamin A. Leaman, of Smithsburg, for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Joseph R. Heavner, of Clear Spring, for the Campus Leadership Award, the HCC Alumni Association Life Membership Award, and the Commendation for Outstanding Mathematics Graduate; Kimberly R. Lukasik, of Hagerstown, for the Coca-Cola Silver Scholar Award; Jordyn R. Truax, of Williamsport, for Outstanding STEMM Technical Middle College Graduate, and Outstanding Student in Political Science; Makayla R. Claiborne, of Hagerstown, for the David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Michael Edward Kipe and Judith M. Kofoet, both of Hagerstown, for the HCC Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus Awards; Stacy J. Mosier, of Hancock, for the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award; Dawn L. Travers, of Martinsburg, W.Va., for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Lauren J. Barnette, of Funkstown, for the Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Duy A. Nguyen, of Frederick, for the Lowry Johnson Award for Excellence in Radiography; Mariah N. Truax, of Willow Hill, Pa., for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing; Zachary A. Robertson, of Clear Spring, for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; Benjamin E. Buhrman, of Greencastle, Pa., for the Outstanding Student in Business; Megan Elizabeth Scott, of New Market, for the Outstanding Student in Dental Hygiene; Tiffany M. McNeil, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Education; Angela Lynne Ryan, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Human Services; Jesseca M. Edwards, of Waynesboro, Pa., for the Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies; Lindsay M. Litten, of Williamsport, for the Outstanding Student in Psychology; Laken E. Stotler, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Sociology; Thomas P. Harris, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for the Outstanding Tutor Award and the Richard A. Reynolds Memorial Award; Jennifer L. Hewett, of Keedysville, for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Zachary Lee Boger, of Williamsport, for the R. Benjamin and Rebecca Jones Visual Arts Merit Award; Sean Cody Besecker, of Chambersburg, Pa., for the Robinwood Players Drama Award; Amanda R. McPherson, of Clear Spring, for the Student Government Association Award; Michael B. Miles, of Sharpsburg; James S. Davis, of Boonsboro; Wendy I. Guberman, of Silver Spring; and Christopher Adam Stone, of Cascade; all for the TCS Leadership and Service Award; Bradley S. Jump, and Victoria L. Gossard, of Hagerstown; and David Adam Lane, of Smithsburg, all for the TCS Professionalism Award; Theresa D. Williams and Harry H. Wolfe, of Hagerstown, both for the Washington County Medical Society Awards.
Winners of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence were Dina M. Blair, of Cascade, for accounting and business; Jordyn R. Traux, of Williamsport, for administration of justice and cybersecurity; Justin D. Kint, of Waynesboro, Pa., for biotechnology; Renee M. Hoff, of Boonsboro, for computer-aided design; Brittany L. Hollinshead, of Greencastle, Pa., for computer forensics; Hanna J. Simane, of Smithsburg, for dental hygiene; Diana E. Pierce, of Greencastle, Pa., for early childhood and primary grades education; Christina N. Smith, of Hagerstown, for human services technician; Jennifer Leann Knepper, of Hancock, for management; Shelby R. Griffith, of Boonsboro, for medical assisting; Angelina N. Aker, of Smithsburg, for network administration; Rebecca M. Fink, of Frederick, for nursing; Kristin G. Zambrano, of Hancock, for paramedic emergency services; Jessica L. Dutrow, of Boonsboro, for radiography; and Ryan J. Tucker, of Boonsboro, for simulation and digital entertainment.
Winners of the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Science were Janai A. Heise, of Hagerstown, for biology; Kimberly R. Lukasik, of Hagerstown, for biotechnology; Jacob M. Harris-McIntyre, of Willamsport, for chemistry; Christopher R. Meuse, of Hagerstown, for engineering; Khanh The Huynh, of Hagerstown, for mathematics; Caleb M. Godwin, of Sharpsburg, for physics. The winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Computer Science Graduate was Legrand Ross E. Ochoa, of Hagerstown. The winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate was Erica S. Miranda, of Hagerstown.
Winners of the TRiO: Student Support Services Awards of Excellence were Scott Gallagher and Naiome Ramnarine, of Hagerstown, for academic achievement; Godlove A. Akondeng and Lauren Rachelle Daye, of Hagerstown, for aspiring scholar; and Sarah E. May, of Williamsport, for perseverance.
Members inducted into the Future Educators Honor Association included Sarah Browning, Rachel M. Cole, Tiffany M. McNeil, Heather E. Wagner, and Macayla G. Wiles, of Hagerstown; Lindsay T. Clopper, of Smithsburg; Courtney N. Hebert and Kelsey Brooke Pittsnogle, of Sharpsburg; and Lauren E. Housel, 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.