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SFCC Celebrates Awards Day

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South Florida Community College students were honored for academic excellence and community services during the College’s recent annual Awards Day ceremony in the SFCC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. Each year, faculty honor students who exhibit talent and exemplary qualities that go beyond academic standards. Students, in turn, pay homage to outstanding faculty.

SFCC students chose Brian Deery as the 2011 Full-time Faculty of the Year and Jim Houseknecht as Adjunct Faculty of the Year for the Division of Arts and Sciences. Joel Boydston was chosen as Full-time Faculty of the Year and Christopher Woods as Adjunct Faculty of the Year for Applied Sciences and Technologies. Linda Tagesson was chosen as Full-time Faculty of the Year and Ashley Rivera was chosen as Adjunct Faculty of the Year for Adult and Community Education. 

SFCC student Ricki Albritton was honored with the Joseph E. Johnston/Bette L. McDearman Student Services Award for outstanding academic achievement and involvement in student related activities on campus, outstanding leadership ability both on and off campus, and her contribution to fellow students and the college.

During her time at SFCC, Albritton has played on the Panther Volleyball team, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, and serves on the Student Government Association (SGA). She also spends much of her time volunteering with her church as a youth leader by helping middle and high school students with relationship building and teaching volleyball. She is a camp counselor during the summer at Lake Denton and works as a disk jockey on Friday nights for WWOJ. “I enjoy being with and helping people,” Albritton said. “I really don’t think of anything I do as being special, so it was humbling to receive this award. It’s also very encouraging. It makes me want to work harder and help even more.”  Albritton graduates in May and will attend the University of Florida. She plans to study telecommunications.

Students who received special honors for participation in the following academic programs are:

Duhee Hwang English For Speakers of Other Languages
Maria Velasquez Del Pilar English For Speakers of Other Languages
Lourvina Grace Ramos Humanities Survey II
Allen McPherson Drawing II, Painting II and Watercolor I
Bailey Gornto Honors Abnormal Psychology
Katherine Whitacre Honors Abnormal Psychology
Charika Hodo Human Development
Marcus Manderino General Psychology – Avon Park Campus 2 way
Benjamin Stupka General Psychology – Lake Placid Center 2 way
Michele Kerth General Psychology – Desoto Center 2 way
Vanette See General Psychology – Hardee Center 2 way
Efren Campos Abnormal Psychology – Hardee Center
Nathan Schwan General Psychology – Desoto Center
Tammy Hunt General Psychology – Hardee Center
Luis Rodriguez General Psychology – Hardee Center
Closere Damis 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Ryan Duffy 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Scott Earley 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Justin Finch 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Damara Hutchins 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Ethan Johnson 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Andria Mass 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Alex Nichols 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Grant Roberts 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Sergio Vigil 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Keiaria Williams 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
George Wolfe IV 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Robert Wright 2010 – 2011 Brain Bowl Team
Terica Clark Freshman English I
Christie Davis Service Learning Program
John Vincent III Service Learning Program
Josh Ball Service Learning Program
Kyle Halvorsen Service Learning Program
Laura Salisbury Service Learning Program
Shane Donglasen Service Learning Program
Kevin Wilson Introduction to Philosophy
Amanda Girofalo Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Christopher Jennings Honors Program Service Learning
Josean Cruz Freshman English I
Ramond Hancok Computer Science
Zachary Thomas Humanities Survey I
Tracy Small Freshman English I
Matthew Broxson General Biology
Larry Rios American National Government Fall 2010
Natalia R. Terreros General Chemistry
Samantha A. Cochran General Chemistry
William C. Yelvington Organic Chemistry
Allison N. Smith General Biology
John Adams Freshman English II
Carolyn Cwalinski Freshman English II
Nicole Harkins Academic Foundations Writing
William Lamar Jahna Academic Foundations Writing
Christina Pace Developmental Reading II
Ariel Bowers Developmental Reading II
Brittney Davis Developmental Reading I
Samantha Cochran General Physics W/Calculus I & II
Trenton Haralson Descriptive Astronomy
Mary Rose Heston Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2
Suzannah Beiner Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Gabriel Lambert General Psychology
Hyla Thompson Human Development
Kristina Turner Education Award
Travis McPherson Academic Foundations Writing
Nolan Jahna American National Government Fall 2010
Trenton Haralson Honors Seminar III: “The Democratization of Information”
Shane Donglason Honors Seminar III: “The Democratization of Information”
Mathew Jordon Honors Comparative Politics
Shane Donglasan American National Government Online
Suzannah Beiner American State and Local Government Online

 

SFCC students chose psychology professor Dr. Brian Deery as the 2011 Full-time Faculty of the Year for the Division of Arts and Sciences.

(From left) SFCC student Ricki Albritton is presented the Joseph E. Johnston/Bette L. McDearman Student Services Award by Annie Alexander-Harvey, dean, student services. Albritton received the award for her outstanding academic achievement and involvement in student related activities on campus, outstanding leadership ability both on and off campus, and her contribution to fellow students and the college.

 

(From left) Trenton Haralson and Shane Donglason received awards for their success in a variety of classes as well as their participation in the Student Government Association during SFCC Awards Day ceremony.

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