SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL HONORS AND AWARDS DAY HELD AT MIDDLE GEORGIA COLLEGE
(Cochran, GA) – Middle Georgia College celebrated its students’ achievements on March 31 at the 61st annual Honors and Awards Day. Students were recognized for their community service and extracurricular achievements as well as their academic accomplishments. MGC President Dr. Michael Stoy presided over the event. Alexandra Lowery earned the highest sophomore grade point average (GPA) and gave the Honors Address.
Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented the Academic Honors. Students who made the Dean’s List two, three, four, five, and six times were recognized, as well as the students with the highest GPA as a freshman, Mary Smith; the highest GPA as a sophomore, Alexandra Lowery; the highest GPA as a junior, Stephen Middleton; the highest GPA as a senior, William Keeter; and the highest part-time GPA, Alisa Fulford. Departmental awards were also given to distinguished students in individual departments.
Dr. Robert A. McTyre, the chair of the Honors and Awards Committee, recognized the students who had been selected for Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Matthew Chitwood, Morgan Echols, Bailey Garrison, Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Apryl LaMaster, Ashley Miller, Charlesmichael Ndonga, Kabreshia Rumph, and Marcel Walker.
Cochran Student Government Association (SGA) Chair Charlesmichael Ndonga, Dublin SGA Chair James Roberson, and Eastman SGA Chair Krista Cziok presented the SGA special awards honoring faculty and staff. LaVette Burnette, an assistant professor of Communication Studies at the Cochran campus, Rhonda Crombie, an assistant professor of Learning Support English at the Dublin campus, and Ramey Pace, the Department Chair of Air Traffic Control and an instructor of Air Traffic Management at the Eastman campus were recognized in appreciation of their extraordinary dedication to and support of students.
John McElveen, the Vice President for Student and Public Affairs, presented the activities awards. The Outstanding Club Award went to the Student Art League, with the Aeronautics Club, earning 2nd place and the Rotaract Club earning 3rd place. Students were also recognized as outstanding club and organization members. Matthew Chitwood won the Service and Leadership Award, the highest non- academic award.