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2013-2014 Student Awards

Pellissippi State named its outstanding students on April 29, 2014 in the annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Clayton Performing Arts Ceremony. The recipients are as follows:

Outstanding Graduate Awards

Business and Computer Technology

Administrative Professional Technology

  • Business Outstanding Graduate Award...........................................................Sarah E. Zarczynski
  • Health Care Office Administration Outstanding Student Award........................ Robbeline Enyenihi

Business Administration

  • Computer Accounting Outstanding Graduate Award...................................................April Coward
  • Culinary Arts Outstanding Student Award.................................................................David Copcutt
  • Hospitality Outstanding Student Award.................................................................Lisa A. Grunwald
  • Management AHEAD Program Outstanding Graduate Award......................... Christopher N. Elliot
  • Management Outstanding Graduate Award.........................................................McKalie Merriman
  • Marketing Outstanding Student Award....................................................................... Brandi Jones

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Networking and Communications Systems Outstanding Graduate Award.................Lori A. Monroe
  • Programming Outstanding Graduate Award........................................................ Wallace C. Hynds
  • Paralegal Studies Outstanding Graduate Award................................................. Jessica D. Haynes
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Student Leadership Award
    Belinda Nichole Lewis

Engineering and Media Technologies

Engineering Technology

  • Civil Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award....................................... Joshua Robert Patterson
  • Electrical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award.............................................Matthew B. Gibbs
  • Mechanical Engineering John C. Mauer Award of Excellence...................................... Daniel Mace
  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award................................................Eric Cutshaw
  • Interior Design Technology Outstanding Graduate Award..................................... Krystallee Bailey

Media Technologies

  • Communication Graphics Technology Outstanding Graduate Award.................. Emily A. Davidson
  • Photography Outstanding Graduate Award.................................................................. Emily Davis
  • Video Production Technology Outstanding Graduate Award....................................Nikita Mounger
  • Video Production Technology Outstanding Student Award......................... Jefferson K. Thompson
  • Web Technology Outstanding Graduate Award.................................................. Sophie Bogdanski

English

  • English Outstanding Graduate Award................................................................Nicholas McCloskey

Fine Arts

  • Student Art Permanent Collection, Outstanding Student Award............................. Tavish E. White

Foreign Language

  • Excellence in French Award..................................................................................... Daulton J. Ellis
  • Excellence in French Award.............................................................................. Brighton T. Hatfield
  • Excellence in French Award............................................................. Laura E. Bourque-Kliethermes
  • Excellence in Spanish Award................................................................................ Alexander Bishop
  • Excellence in Spanish Award................................................................................Andrew R. Leming
  • Excellence in Spanish Award..................................................................................Robert L. Tallent
  • Excellence in Spanish Award....................................................................................Andrew Valesky

History

  • Excellence in History Award........................................................................................ Victoria Long

Mathematics

  • Mathematics Outstanding Graduate Award................................................................ Laurie Spoon
  • Mathematics Outstanding Student Award............................................................ Chris J. Caserta III
  • Mathematics Outstanding Student Award..........................................................Madeline N. Enderle
  • Mathematics Outstanding Student Award............................................................... Michael B. Smith

Natural and Behavioral Sciences

  • Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Graduate Award...........................................................Chris Self
  • Natural Sciences Outstanding Graduate Award.................................................. Michelle Lehmann

Nursing

  • Nursing Outstanding Graduate Award...................................................................Chisa S. Huffman

Sociology

  • Sociology Outstanding Student Award........................................................................ Victoria Long

Teacher Education

  • Education Outstanding Student Award.................................................................. Nadine A. Raines

Theatre

  • Theatre Outstanding Student Award.............................................................. William Hunter Overby

Awards of Merit

Citizenship Award of Merit

This award honors the student who demonstrates exemplary commitment to the College and community as a good citizen of Pellissippi State.

  • Jerri K. Reed

Engineering Technology/Civil Engineering Award of Merit

This award is presented to a student in Civil Engineering in recognition of diligence and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.

  • Derrick R. Barrow

Engineering Technology/Mechanical Engineering Award of Merit

This award is presented to a student who through diligent application and a persistent work ethic has demonstrated the greatest improvement in academic achievement in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Rachel Collier

Interior Design Technology Award of Merit

This award is presented to a student in Interior Design Technology in recognition of diligence and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.

  • Whitney Wolff

Media Technologies/Communication Graphics Technology Award of Merit

This award is presented to a student in Communication Graphics Technology in recognition of diligence and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.

  • Kalyn Smith

Nursing Awards of Merit

These awards are presented to freshman and sophomore Nursing students who have demonstrated excellence in the application of nursing knowledge, participated actively in the community, and served as positive role models to other Nursing students.

  • Heath A. Long (Freshman)
  • Jason Childers (Sophomore)

Student Leadership & AchievementAwards

Campus Leadership Awards

  • Outstanding Student Leadership, Blount County Campus....................................... Angela McGee
  • Outstanding Student Leadership, Division Street Campus....................................... Sheila Hayden
  • Outstanding Student Leadership, Hardin Valley Campus......................................... Andrew Frantz
  • Outstanding Student Leadership, Magnolia Avenue Campus..................................... Kari Sanders
  • Outstanding Student Leadership, Strawberry Plains Campus....................................Rachel Skyles

Service Leadership Excellence Award

This award honors student champions of civic and community engagement. Their efforts advance their peers’ civic learning, stimulate community-engaged projects and research, and enhance higher education’s contributions to the public good.

  • Chisa S. Huffman
  • Andrea Pappas

Pellissippi State Altruist/Scholar (Shelley Grace Clayton Award)

This award honors the student who, throughout his or her college journey, has demonstrated an overall altruistic and caring attitude toward others while maintaining high academic standards. This student is a role model for balancing civic and personal responsibility.

  • Daisy R. Falin

Outstanding Achievement Award—International

This award is presented to outstanding students with an international background in recognition of diligence and perseverance in the pursuit of excellence.

  • Colby Dorcely
  • Barbara C. Alfonzo-Tinoco

All-USA Community College Academic Team

This honor goes to students nominated by the president of the College in recognition of the scholarly achievements of students enrolled in America’s community colleges.

  • Victoria Christine Baker
  • Sydney N. Youngman