News Release

Students Honored for Academic Achievement at Dalton State

April 19, 2013


The best and brightest of Dalton State College were honored Friday at the College’s 38th Annual Honors Convocation. A total of 55 awards were presented to students for academic achievement during the year.

Sen. Charlie Bethel presented the Georgia General Assembly Academic Recognition Award to Faith Marie Stokes who is majoring in biology. The Georgia legislature recognizes one student from each of the University System of Georgia’s 31 colleges and universities for overall academic achievement.

Dr. Larry Johnson, Interim Dean of the School of Business, presented the following awards: Outstanding Student in Accounting, awarded to Jeremy Gann; Outstanding Student in Management, to Shasta Ledwell; Outstanding Student in Management Information Systems, to Joseph Vantrepotte; Outstanding Student in Marketing, to Angela Duke; Outstanding Student in Industrial Operations Management to Richard G. Whitmore; Outstanding Student in Technology Management, to Janet G. Hayes; and Outstanding Student in the School of Business, to twin brothers Jared M. Marlin and Joshua D. Marlin. The Georgia Society of CPAs Award for Academic Excellence was awarded to Kyle Hendershot.

Dr. Calvin Meyer, Dean of the School of Education, presented these awards: Academic Excellence in ESOL Education, to Maribel Alvarez; Academic Excellence in Mathematics Education, to Brittany Madeline Lowe; Academic Excellence in Reading/Language Arts Education, to Jessica Louise Adams; Academic Excellence in Science Education, to Phillip Caleb Parker; Academic Excellence in Social Studies Education, to Eleazar Arreguin; Technology Integration Award, to Caleb Samuel Byrd; Leadership Award, to Anna Genice Dougherty; Multicultural Award, to Nina Virginia Johnson and Karol K. Stroud; Academic Excellence in Secondary Education, to Tiffani L. Roberts; Academic Excellence in Early Childhood Education, to Paige Elizabeth Daniels; Exemplar of the Program in Secondary Education, to Matthew Derek Culbreth; and Exemplar of the Program in Early Childhood Education, to Paige Elizabeth Daniels.

Dr. Spencer Zeiger, Assistant Dean of the School of Health Professions, presented the following awards: the G.L. Westcott Award for Nursing, to Jeremy Stansell; Highest Academic Average in the Associate of Science in Nursing program to Laura Lee Betty; Highest Academic Average in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to Jaime Pesl; Outstanding Student in Licensed Practical Nursing, for Academic Excellence, to Phoebe Ellis; Outstanding Student in Licensed Practical Nursing, for Clinical Excellence, to Melody Jo Tenney; Outstanding Student in Medical Assisting, to Luisa Fernanda Maddox; Outstanding Student in Medical Laboratory Technology, to Tanada Carbone; Outstanding Student in Radiologic Technology, to Colbi Mathis; Outstanding Student in Respiratory Therapy, for Service Excellence, to Jed Wyatt Bowen; and Outstanding Student in Respiratory Therapy, for Academic Excellence, to Charl Streicher.

In the Department of Social Work, Debby Hoffman received the award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Junior; and Tanya D. Lindsey earned the award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Senior. The Leadership Award was presented to Ellis T. Causby, and Syril’s Rising Star Award was presented to Julissa Elvira Mendez.

Dr. Mary Nielsen, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, presented the following awards from the Department of Humanities: Rob Narke Award for Academic Excellence in Communication, to Shannon Maylynda Evans; Jane Parks Award for Academic Excellence in Composition, to Elizabeth Gregory Stuckey; Karen Davis Award for Academic Excellence in Speech, to Brooklyn Hope Cole; Academic Excellence in Theatre, to Joshua Steven Beard; Distinguished Student in Digital Design, to Kenneth B. Michael, and Creative Service in Digital Design, to Randall D. Reese.

For the Department of Social Sciences, Dean Nielsen presented the following awards: Academic Excellence in American History, to Jeremiah Patrick Lee; Academic Excellence in Criminal Justice, to Teresa Renee Everhardt; Academic Excellence in Geography, to Jonathan Micah Murray; Academic Excellence in Political Science, to Montana Lee Gray; Academic Excellence in Psychology, to Lilian Denisse Sanchez (a Coahulla Creek High School student dual enrolled at Dalton State); Academic Excellence in Sociology, to Laura Hernandez; and Academic Excellence in World History, to Amanda Katherine Kelley.

Dr. Randall Griffus, Dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, presented the following awards: Bill Jump Award for Academic Excellence in Biology, to Faith Marie Stokes; Arvine Phelps Award for Academic Excellence in Calculus, to Julian Daniel Zehr; Bob Cooper Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry, to Vidhi Patel; Academic Excellence in Human Anatomy and Physiology, to both Madison Campbell Brooks and Jessica Brooke Hicks; Arvine Phelps Award for Academic Excellence in Mathematics, to Emily Anniece Parrish; David Wycherley Award for Academic Excellence in Physics, to Julian Daniel Zehr; Award for Computer Networking and Service Technology to Darren Douglas Cobb; and Award for Industrial Electrical and Electronic Technology, to Logan T. Johnston.

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