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HCC presents year-end awards at convocation

June 02, 2009

Hagerstown Community College held its seventh annual Honors Convocation May 14 in its Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center. The event recognized special awards, Phi Theta Kappa membership, graduation honors, Maryland Zeta Chapter of Lambda Nu for Radiological Sciences membership, and dean's list honors.

Following remarks from HCC President Guy Altieri, attendees heard from Judith Oleks, vice president of academic affairs; Judith Peisen, chair, mathematics and science division; and two students, Charles S. Umbaugh and Julie L. Weaver.

The awards were presented by Joan Johnson, chair, English and humanities division, and Dawn Schoenenberger, director, developmental education and adult literacy services division, and recognized by Altieri and the HCC board of trustees.

Winners of the competitive awards include Renee S. Thomas, of Funkstown, for the All Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges 2009 award and The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Graphic Design Technology; Ira J. Redman, of Knoxville, Md., for the All Maryland Academic Team for Community Colleges 2009 award; Kathy M. Thomas, of Clear Spring, for the Alumni Community Citation Award; Andrew A. Smith, of Hagerstown, for the Alumni Association Life Membership Award and the Campus Leadership Award; Laura C. Bis, of Boonsboro, and Jocelyn A. Price, of Hagerstown, for the Award for Personal and Professional Growth in Nursing; Diane Nyemba, of Hagerstown, for the College Community Service Award; Robert E. Rock, of Hagerstown, for The David Wayne Moser Memorial Award; Terry L. Breakall-Smith, of Hancock, for The Judith Kofoet Professionalism Award for Radiography; Rosalynn R. Oberholzer, of Waynesboro, Pa., for The Lowry Johnson Award of Excellence in Radiography; Ruth E. Myers, of Greencastle, Pa., for the Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists Ted Lynch Award; Valerie K. Repsher, of Hancock, for the Nurses Alumni Association of Washington County Hospital School of Nursing award; Cara R. Thompson, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award; Nancy M. Shank, of Maugansville, for the Outstanding Student in Education award; Danielle M. Donovan, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Human Services award; Tony J. Billotto, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies award; Andrew Thomas Joliet, of Hagerstown, for the Outstanding Student in Political Science award; Naomi N. Cross, of Hancock, for the Outstanding Student in Psychology award; Kelli R. Kipe, of Mt. Airy, for the Paramedic Emergency Services Outstanding Graduate Award; Jeanine B. Horst, of Hagerstown, for the Phi Theta Kappa Award; Tia N. Jordan, of Hagerstown, for The Richard A. Reynolds Memorial Award; Nicholas R. Connelly, of Smithsburg, for The Robinwood Players Drama Award; Xiaochu "Sherrie" Hu, of Hagerstown, for the Student Government Association Award; Jeremy A. Mauck, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Computer-Aided Design; Lisa M. Wimer, of Waynesboro, Pa., for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Information Systems Technology; Matthew R. Nelson, of Hagerstown, for The TCS Leadership and Service Award in Mechanical Engineering Technology; Angelo M. Sanchez, of Martinsburg, W.Va., for The TCS Professionalism Award in Graphic Design Technology; Howard T. Gould, of Smithsburg, for The TCS Professionalism Award in Information Systems Technology; William H. McLean III, of Chambersburg, Pa., for The TCS Professionalism Award in Mechanical Engineering Technology; and DeLaura M. White, of Smithsburg, and Debra A. Downs, of Clear Spring, for the Washington County Medical Society Awards.

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Winners of the Career Programs Awards of Excellence are Stacey L. Webster, of Hagerstown, for Accounting and Business; Charles S. Umbaugh, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for Biotechnology; Angela M. Grove, of Maugansville, for Early Childhood and Primary Grades Education; Matthew J. Bricker, of Greencastle, Pa., for Graphic Design Technology; Jessica J. Wigfield, of Needmore, Pa., for Human Services Technician; Lorie A. Miller, of Warfordsburg, for Information Systems Technology; James D. Acre, of Smithsburg, for Management; Timothy R. Brookens, of Chambersburg, Pa., for Mechanical Engineering Technology; Christine D. Kesselring, of Hagerstown, for Nursing; Raquel N. Perez-Taggart, of Martinsburg, W.Va., for Radiography; and Allyson M. Cool, of Smithsburg, for Web and Multimedia Technology.

Winners of the Commendation for Academic Excellence in Mathematics and Science are Emily S. Boward, of Hagerstown, for Biology; Charles S. Umbaugh, of Falling Waters, W.Va., for Biotechnology; Ryan Michael Shifler, of Boonsboro, for Mathematics; and Michael B. Surgeon, of Hagerstown, for Pre-Engineering. Winner of the Commendation for Outstanding Science Graduate is Erik M. Bryson, of Sharpsburg.

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