Columbia State Recognizes Students at 50th Annual Student Honors Convocation

 

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – July 7, 2016) - - - More than 120 Columbia State Community College students were recently honored for excellence in academics, leadership and service at the 50th Annual Student Honors Convocation.

Bedford County Students Smile
Photo Caption: Bedford County:
(Pictured, left to right): Lauren Smith (Shelbyville) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and Brittany Cantrell (Shelbyville) was honored as a member of the Lambda Beta Honor Society. Shelbyville resident not pictured: Kaitlyn Ester was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

Four Giles County Students Smile
Photo Caption: Giles County:
(Pictured, left to right): Brian Dodge (Pulaski) received an Academic Discipline Award in Agriculture; Theresa Glover (Pulaski) was recognized as a member of the Lambda Beta Honor Society; Hannah Quick (Pulaski) was recognized as a member of the Lambda Beta Honor Society; and Tarin Cooper (Lynnville) was honored for his efforts as vice president of scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa. Pulaski residents not pictured: Brandon Gandy was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Mackenzie Ledford was honored for her efforts as vice-president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Justin Young was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Chapel Hill residents not pictured: Christopher Bean received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Ethridge resident not pictured: Taylor Thompson was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Lawrenceburg resident not pictured: Daryan Killen was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. 

Four students pose for student honors
Photo Caption: Hickman County:
(Pictured, left to right): Joshua Crist (Nunnelly) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Eli Phillips (Bon Aqua) was honored as a Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award nominee, as well as receiving both an Academic Discipline Award in Accounting and an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Ashlynn Eckert (Pleasantville) was recognized for her efforts as Student Government Association vice president and vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa; Logan Gordon (Bon Aqua) received an Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Computer Networking/Cyber Security. Primm Springs resident not pictured: Alejandro Angel was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. 

Three Girls smile for student honors photo
Photo Caption: Wayne County:
(Pictured, left to right): Gretchen Greer (Collinwood) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Kali Runions (Waynesboro) received the Leadership Award for Columbia State’s Clifton Campus; Dalaney Hollis (Iron City) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Waynesboro residents not pictured: Suzanne Bate received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Shayla Fisher, Destiny Juarez, Rebecca Kelley, Tyler Strickland and Lacey Weeks were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Collinwood residents not pictured: Kasandria Cruz, Tucker Robertson and Holly Taylor were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Cornersville residents not pictured: Lucas Griggs was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

A group of Columbia State Students smile for student honors photo
Photo Caption: Williamson County:
(First row, pictured, left to right): Sarah Arnold (Franklin) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Sahel Gingerich (Antioch) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Sherri Marquez received an Academic Discipline Award in Sociology; Clemilda Smith (Franklin) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Yolanda Campbell (Nashville) was recognized for her efforts as a peer leader; Marlee Stephens (College Grove) received an Academic Discipline Award in Exercise science; Kyra Newton (Franklin) was selected to the All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team, as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and receiving both the Academic Discipline Award in Education and the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. (Second row, left to right): Hillary Allen (Brentwood) was selected to the All-USA Community and Junior College Academic Team, received the Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award, was recognized for her efforts as the Phi Theta Kappa president, received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Grayson Bridges (Thompson’s Station) received an Academic Discipline Award in English; Savannah Fiedor (Brentwood) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Karlton Turcios (Thompson’s Station) received the Academic Discipline Award for American History; Jeff Liu (Nolensville) received the Academic Discipline Award in Mathematics; Bria Thatcher (Thompson’s Station) received the Academic Discipline Award in Business Management. (Third row, left to right): Carol Thomas (Nashville) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA, and James Pugh (Brentwood) received the Academic Discipline Award in Commercial Entertainment. Franklin residents not pictured: Rachel Ansley was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Renu Dadlani received the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Jasmine Meriwether and Abbey Richardson were recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Gavin Trent and Robin Vernon received Academic Excellence Awards for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Rachel Waters was recognized as a TRiO graduate; and Katherine Wilkes received an Academic Discipline Award in Veterinary Technology. Brentwood residents not pictured: Alyssa Voznak received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Braxton Bonds was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Faizi Crofts received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Thompson’s Station resident not pictured: Samuel Scott received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Nolensville resident not pictured: Katherine LeFevre received an Academic Discipline Award in Nursing. Fairview residents not pictured: Joseph Arnold was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Ariellah Huisinga received an Academic Discipline Award in Communication Studies, as well as being recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. College Grove resident not pictured: Madison Dixon received an Academic Discipline Award in Geography.

A group of Columbia State students smile at honors convocation
Photo Caption: Morgan County:
Makayla Hayes (Decatur/Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

Four students smile for picture
Photo Caption: Marshall County:
(Pictured, left to right): David Wood (Cornersville) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Heather Nordland-Page (Lewisburg) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jacob Curry (Lewisburg) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, and Ryan Taylor (Lewisburg) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, as well as received the Leadership Award for Columbia State’s Lewisburg Campus. Lewisburg residents not pictured: Holly Amoroso received the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Tarissa Duke was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Lori Gibson received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Briana Hitchens received an Academic Discipline Award in Spanish; Alison Mabery, Cadence Ray and Joshua Yumul were recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Chapel Hill residents not pictured: Christopher Bean received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Cornersville residents not pictured: Lucas Griggs was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

Maury County Students Smile At Honors
Photo Caption: Maury County:
(First row, pictured, left to right): Lyric McGloffin (Mount Pleasant) was recognized for being Student Government Association president; Shananikohl Alsup (Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Makayla Hayes (Decatur/Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Gabryel Stepanick (Columbia) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA and the Jo L. Hutton Award, as well as receiving the Academic Discipline Award for Biology; Rachel Moore (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award in Chemistry; Abagail Lewis (Columbia) 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 Stella Jones (Santa Fe) was recognized as a member of the Lambda Beta Honor Society. (Second row, left to right): Hunter Tyree (Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Abdel Torres was recognized for his efforts as a peer leader; Chelsea Marshall (Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jennifer Shouse (Culleoka) received the Academic Discipline Award in Information Systems Technology: Medical Office Technology; Emily Obert (Santa Fe) received the Academic Discipline Award in Human Anatomy and Physiology. (Third row, left to right): Shonda Parks (Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Cody Hoschek (Columbia) received the Academic Discipline Award in Mass Communication; Samantha Springer (Columbia) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Austin Harrington (Columbia) received an Academic Discipline Award in Physics; and Johnny Griggs (Columbia) received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA. Columbia residents not pictured: Amanda Cowdrey was recognized as a Carolyn Allred/Lewis Moore Outstanding Student Award nominee; Paul Martin received the Academic Discipline Award in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology, as well as an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Lynee Moomaw received the Academic Discipline Award in Psychology; Jorge Mota was recognized for his efforts as a peer leader; Angelia Reynolds and Catherine Sanchez received Academic Excellence Awards for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Mathew Stooksbury was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Spring Hill residents not pictured: Andrew Brown was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Brandee Porterfield received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Ryan Russel was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Daniel Schwanke received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Mt. Pleasant residents not pictured: Carley Bush received the Academic Discipline Award for Information Systems Technology: Office Information Technology; Santa Fe residents not pictured: Robert George was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Culleoka residents not pictured: Logan Scott and Dennis Tucker received Academic Excellence Awards for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Primm Springs residents not pictured: Caitlyn Turner was recognized for her efforts as a peer leader and Student Government Association secretary.

Lawrence County students smile for student honors picture
Photo Caption: Lawrence County:
(First row, left to right): Jana Rose (Leoma) was recognized as a TRiO graduate; Sacha Reeves (Summertown) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Daryan Killen (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Aleta Fowler (Lawrenceburg) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, as well as being a TRiO graduate. (Second row, left to right): Tyler Stewart (Ethridge) received an Academic Discipline Award for Music, as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jason Howell (Leoma) received the Leadership Award for Columbia State’s Lawrence Campus in addition to being recognized for his efforts as a peer leader; Morgan Staggs (Leoma) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Peyton Russ (Westpoint) 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, as well as being a TRiO graduate and a Carolyn Allred/Lewis More Outstanding Student Award nominee; Samuel Mathews received an Academic Discipline Award for Engineering. Lawrenceburg residents not pictured: Logan Calvert was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Mathew Hall was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Kaleigh Holt was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Bailey Joiner was recognized as a TRiO graduate; Chandler Jones was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Lauren Kerstiens received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Andrew Long was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Krizten Martin was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Adam Moser was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jason Sanford received an Academic Discipline Award in Information Systems Technology: Information Systems Specialist; Lowell Stafford received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Michael Stutts was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Tyler Woodside was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Summertown residents not pictured: Brian Ayers received an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Joshua Hamilton was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Forest Holsinger was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges as well as receiving both the Academic Discipline Award in General Technology and the Academic Excellence award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Lauren Perry was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; as well as receiving an Academic Discipline Award in Radiologic Technology; Madison Pitts was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, as well as receiving both the Academic Discipline Award for Art and the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA; Christina Price was recognized as a TRiO graduate; Jessika Riddle was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Leoma residents not pictured: Abby Brown, Courtney Smith and Ora Stutts were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Victoria Waters received the Academic Discipline Award for world civilization. Ethridge residents not pictured: Ella Hudson, Lindsey Skinner and Marian Tease were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.  Iron City residents not pictured: Dalaney Hollis was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Pulaski residents not pictured: Alison Helson 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. Westpoint residents not pictured: Hannah Luna, Catherine Sisson and Julia Taylor were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

Makayla Hayes at Student Honors

Photo Caption: Morgan County: Makayla Hayes (Decatur/Columbia) was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available: Lewis County:
Aleaha Chapman (Summertown) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available:  Gibson County:
Taylor McKinney (Dyer) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available:  Humphreys County:
Alexandria O’Daniel (McEwen) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available: Decatur County:
Brooke Eason (Bath Springs) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available: Davidson County: Nashville residents:
Yolanda Campbell was recognized for her efforts as a peer leader; James Pugh, Carol Thomas and Kathleen Wilson received Academic Excellence Awards for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA.


Photo Not Available:  Montgomery County: 
Daniel Gunther (Clarksville) was recognized for his efforts as a peer leader as well as receiving the Leadership Award for Columbia State’s Williamson Campus and an Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.9-4.0 GPA.


Photo Not Available: Perry County:
Lauren Feichtinger (Linden) and Sierra Tinin (Linden) were recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. 


Photo Not Available:  Putnam County:
Spencer Wise (Cookeville) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available:  Rutherford County:
Emily Coleman (Murfreesboro) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Jason Hal (Murfreesboro) received an Academic Discipline Award in Film Crew Technology; Breanne Robertson (Murfreesboro) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Joseph Shannon (Murfreesboro) was received an Academic Discipline Award in the EMS Academy program. Pulaski residents not pictured: Brandon Gandy was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; Mackenzie Ledford was honored for her efforts as vice president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa, as well as being recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges; and Justin Young was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Ethridge resident not pictured: Taylor Thompson was recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


Photo Not Available: Sumner County:
Ryan Kemp (Hendersonville) was recognized for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.


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