Columbia State Recognizes Students at 49th Annual Student Honors Convocation


(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – May 11, 2015) - - -
More than 120 Columbia State Community College students were celebrated May 1 when they were recognized and honored for excellence in academics, leadership and service at the 49th Annual Student Honors Convocation. 


Franklin County:
Julie Tucker (Tullahoma) was awarded the Academic Discipline Award for Radiologic Technology and was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Decatur County:
Leah Pulley (Parsons) received the Leadership Award for the Clifton Campus.


Giles County:
Pictured, left to right: Casi Blade (Pulaski) received the Lambda Beta Honor Society Award for respiratory care; Levi Koger (Pulaski) was a member of the All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Leah Watson (Goodspring) resident, was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Giles County residents not pictured: Carrie Hobbs (Lynnville), Tarissa Walker (Pulaski) and Shelby Wells (Pulaski) were all recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Hickman County:
Pictured, left to right: Jennifer Stewart (Duck River) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Shaun Crist (Nunnelly) received the received the Academic Discipline Award for Humanities and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Sarah Hall (Bon Aqua) received the Academic Discipline Award for Art and the Betty L. Hedrick Memorial Award. Hickman County residents not pictured: Thomas Tuten (Centerville) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Lake County:
John Taylor Forrest (Tiptonville) received the Academic Discipline Award for American History.


Lawrence County:
First row, left to right: Michaela Randolph (Lawrenceburg) received the Academic Discipline Award for Theatre Arts; Kathy Pilinton (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Melissa McDonald (Summertown) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Second row, left to right: Holly Franklin (Loretto) was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate and Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Heather Gambel (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Pamela Curtis (Lawrenceburg) received the Academic Discipline Award for Business Management and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Emma Taylor (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Janice Mashburn (Lawrenceburg) was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate; and Miranda Dotson (Ethridge) was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate. Third row, left to right: Kimberly Foster (Lawrenceburg) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Tyler Ruchti (Lawrenceburg) received the Academic Discipline Award for Chemistry; Samuel Stafford (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Kiana Sealy (Lawrenceburg) received the Academic Discipline Award for Mathematics and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Peyton Russ (Westpoint) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Tiffany Simbeck (Loretto) was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate; Ashley Simbeck (Loretto) was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate. Ethridge residents not pictured: Mary Haynes and Ella Hudson were both recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Lawrenceburg residents not pictured: Alexzandria Black, Erin Harris and Aaron Kinslow were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Logan Kerstiens received the Academic Discipline Award for Exercise Science and an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; and Leigh Anne Kinslow received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Leoma resident’s not pictured: Macey Barnes was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Allison Bradley received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; and Collin Hooper received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Loretto resident not pictured: Jeremy Simpson received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Summertown residents not pictured: Brian Ayers, Katie Boshers and Miranda Goins were all recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Timothy May received the Academic Discipline Award for Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology; and Molly Tucker and Holly Wilson were both recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. 


Lewis County:
Pictured, left to right: Eric McKnight (Hohenwald) received the Lambda Beta Honor Society Award for respiratory care; Kayla Dicus (Hohenwald) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; and Doli Patel (Hohenwald) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Hohenwald residents not pictured: Shelby Skelton received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Beverly Smith received the Academic Discipline Award for Veterinary Technology.


Marshall County:
First row, left to right: Rachel Bourland (Chapel Hill) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Glyndia Rickard (Lewisburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Virginia Barrette (Belfast) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Second row, left to right: Triskal Dehaven (Cornersville) received Student Service Awards for being the secretary and treasurer of the Student Government Association and the vice president of leadership for the Beta Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and was a nominee for the Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award; and Jordan Carter (Lewisburg) received the Leadership Award for the Lewisburg Campus. Belfast resident not pictured: Richard Taylor received the Academic Discipline Award for General Technology. Lewisburg residents not pictured: Vance Adgent, Victoria Earle, Jennifer Gutierrez and Laiken Spivey were all recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Maury County:
First row, left to right: Andasia Scott (Columbia) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Natalie Anderson (Columbia) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Tabatha Carter (Columbia) received a Student Service Award for being a peer leader; Victoria Franklin (Columbia) received a Student Service Award for being the public relations secretary for the Beta Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Second row, left to right: Jennifer Sharpe (Columbia) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Stephanie Hubbard (Columbia) received a Student Service Award for being the Student Government Association president; Carsha Bowen (Spring Hill) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jessica Howell (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award for Psychology, received a Student Service Award for being a peer leader, and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Angelia Reynolds (Columbia) received a Student Service Award for being a peer leader and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Angelina Anselmo (Spring Hill) received Student Service Awards for being a peer leader and the vice president of scholarship for the Beta Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, was a nominee for the Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award, and was the Jo L. Hutton Prize recipient. Third row, left to right: Zacharie Kinslow (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award for World Civilization; Jessica Silva (Columbia) was a member of the All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team, received the Academic Discipline Award for Music, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Amber Clark (Columbia) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Kathryn Modine (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award for Philosophy and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Fourth row, left to right: Laura Anderson (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Medical Office and received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Jonathan Butler (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award for English; Christopher Warner (Columbia) received Academic Discipline Awards for Engineering and Physics and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Amy Hubbard (Columbia) received a Student Service Award for being vice president of the Student Government Association and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Angela Hargrove received the Academic Discipline Award for Respiratory Care and the Lambda Beta Honor Society Award for respiratory care; and Christopher Powell (Spring Hill) received the Academic Discipline Award for Business. Columbia residents not pictured: Heather Brady, Mackenzie Guthrie and Gillian McCollum received Academic Excellence Awards for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Logan Campbell, Ashleigh Colvett and Haley Wilson were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Emily Snyder received the Academic Discipline Award for Biology, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and was the winner of the Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award. Culleoka residents not pictured: Ryan Moore and Mirandia Phillips were both recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Hampshire resident not pictured: Madison Couch was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Spring Hill residents not pictured: Briana Hoffman received the Academic Discipline Award for Commercial Entertainment; Julian Rinehart received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Jon White received the Academic Discipline Award for Agriculture.


Warren County:
Bowen Clark (McMinnville) received the Lambda Beta Honor Society Award for respiratory care.


Wayne County:
Jacob Alhashimi (Waynesboro) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Collinwood resident not pictured: Tyler Devers received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Waynesboro residents not pictured: Sarah Clayton received the Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Office Technology; and Nicholas Horton was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate.


Williamson County:
First row, left to right: Rebecca Parsons (Spring Hill) received a Student Service Award for being the president of the Beta Kappa Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa; Della Hopkins (Thompsons Station) received the Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Information Systems Specialist and received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; and Mindy Tatum (Fairview) received the Leadership Award for the Williamson Campus. Second row, left to right: Julie Wright (Spring Hill) received the Lambda Beta Honor Society Award for respiratory care; Cody Robb (Brentwood) received the Academic Discipline Award for Spanish; and Kathy Robinson (Franklin) received the Academic Discipline Award for Sociology/Social Work. Franklin residents not pictured: Ryan Carrigan received the Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Computer Networking/Cyber Security; Krysten Haley received the Academic Discipline Award for Education; David Mikrut, Chandler Scheitlin and Quintin Scheitlin were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Joshua Morris was recognized as a TRiO Student Support Services graduate; Jade Parker received the Academic Discipline Award for Speech Communication; Alexander White received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; and Amy Wise received the Academic Discipline Award for Nursing and received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Spring Hill residents not pictured: Ryan Cisco and Sarah Shedd were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Meagan Pavol received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

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