College celebrates student achievements
— More than 35 students were honored at the first Cecil College Student Award and Recognition Ceremony on April 22.
The ceremony celebrated the latest inductees to the college’s Alpha Alpha Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, as well as the recipients of the college’s Donald M. Thomey Outstanding Student Award, academic departmental awards and studentathlete awards.
“These students have had some outstanding achievements, which they worked very hard for,” Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt said. “Each one of them can probably name a faculty member, an advisor, a staff member or maybe even an administrator who helped them on their way to where they are today. Most importantly, we need to thank their family and friends for their support.”
Fourteen students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. The new members
are Rachel Boyd, Madeline Clark, Morgan Cochran, Natalie Daley, Alyssa Frazer, Courtney Goodwin, Jenn Kurz, Larissa Moody, Morgan Naggie, Christina Reeder, Erica Salahudin, Elise Sendzia, Shawn Williams and Anna Wilson.
Andrea Renee Zartler won the Donald M. Thomey Outstanding Student Award, which honors a student graduating with an associate degree who has the high- est GPA and has taken all his or her coursework at Cecil College. Zartler will receive a degree in general studies and two degrees in visual communications — one in web design and multimedia and one in web development.
The departmental awards, which are chosen by the college’s faculty to honor students in their departments who demonstrate excellence, were also presented. The 2016 honors were presented to Laura May Maloney, art; Morgan M. Cochran, biology; Krystal Ann Greco, business and computer information systems; Zachary Tanner Shivery, computer science; Sarah Lynn Huth, education; Dylan Lee Schantz, engineering; Shannon Rose Moody, English; Lindsay Antoinette Morra, equine studies; Thomas Matthew Hartsky, mathematics; Jamie Lee Cherwaty, nursing and health professions; Jonathan Dean Luther, performing arts; Lindsey Leigh Meyer, physical therapist assistant; Robert England Parcher, physics; Delana Kathryn Ringer, social sciences; and Lucas Christopher LaMonica, visual communications.
Student-athletes who were named all-conference, all-region, All-American or to an all-tournament or academic team were also honored at the ceremony. This year’s honorees were volleyball player Aubrie Cresswell, men’s basketball players Dajour Diggs, Michael Haysbert and Dyron Jones; and women’s basketball players Dony’e Moses, Imani Quinn and Nia Trusty.
Fourteen Cecil College students were inducted into the Alpha Alpha Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the first Cecil College Student Award and Recognition Ceremony.