MCC recognizes Top Achievers for 2016

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will honor its outstanding academic achievers at the 2016 Graduate Honors Reception, May 1 in the Applewood Café on the main campus at 1401 E. Court Street, Flint.

Top honors awarded by MCC include the Phil Braun Award, the Paul Karr Cup, MCC Honors Program Diplomas, and academic division awards.

The Phil Braun Award recipient for 2016 is Amber Thompson, of Flint. The Phil Braun recognition is given annually to the student who has obtained the most outstanding academic achievement of all graduating students. The award was originally established in 1941 by Phil Braun, local businessman.

The Paul Karr Cup recipient for 2016 is Ma-Soledad Canacho-Munoz, of Grand Blanc. The Paul Karr Cup is awarded each year to the graduate chosen to represent the class as its best citizen on the basis of scholarship, character and service. This honor is noted on the student’s permanent record.

The Honors Program Diploma is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of four honors sections including the Honors Colloquium, have completed all the criteria for an associate’s degree and are graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA. Students who will receive the Honors Program Diploma at commencement are: Emily Kate Ackerman, Wafa A. Alwageeh, Jessica Laila Binaei, Tasha Faye Bost, Adreanna Catherine Burnash, Ma-Soledad Camacho-Munoz, Sasa R. Cole, Aaron Robert Gardner, Kaylin Lexis Hanshaw, Claire Burley Jess, Trudy Anne Johnson, Usama Khalid, Dana Ann Knapp, Anastasia Susan Kreiner, Demi Maldonado, Meranda Grace Mann, Cynthia Ann May, Jason C. Moehlman, Jr., Quinton Michael Moorhead, Diana Nichole Mueller, Rachel Ann Powers, Chloe Jean Summers, Amber Renee Thompson, Erin Elizabeth Webster, Christopher Edward Wellington, Tanya Aleen Ziacan.

Additionally, College divisions recognize students for academic performance. These awards are given at separate recognition ceremonies within the division or department and include: The Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division Awards are given annually to students in Fine Arts & Social Sciences disciplines, community members and outstanding faculty. Student awards criteria require the recipient to be a graduating sophomore, have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, they must have completed two or more classes within the discipline and have earned a 3.5 GPA in each of those classes. This year’s student award recipients are: The Ginger Edwards Social Work Award recipient is Susan M. Wachendorfer, of Swartz Creek. The Meredith Mead Memorial Award in Early Childhood Education is shared by Alissa Schleud, of North Branch and Ahley Byers, of Lapeer.

The Psychology Award recipient is Annabelle Ward, of Flint.

The Geography Award recipient for 2016 is Joshua C. Peters, of Flint.

The Economics Outstanding Student is Brandon G. Field, of Byron.

The Media Arts & Entertainments Outstanding Student Award is shared by Nicholas G. Ferguson, of Linden and Alexandria N. Douglas, of Flint.

The Outstanding Music Freshman Students is Kimberly A. Roe, of Fenton. The Outstanding Music Sophomore Student is John R. Guzowski.

The recipient of the Joseph F. Perisa Award for Outstanding History Student is Megan E. Groeneveld.

This year the Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division conferred its Humanitarian Award on Dr. Larry Reynolds, Mott Children’s Health Center. Leon A. El-Alamin was awarded the Carroll Clarke Civic Service Award for 2016, and Trudy A. Johnson was awarded the Carroll Clark Scholarship Award. – G.G.

The Technology Division Awards are given annually to students enrolled in one of the technology related occupational degree programs at MCC who exhibit outstanding effort and professionalism in their field of study. This year’s recipients are:
Tabatha Anderson, of Mt. Morris, Electronics/Electrical – Robotics
Delangelo Holliman, of Flint, Welding
Joshua Bannister, of Lapeer, Welding
Austin Schmidt, of Grand Blanc, Electronics/Electrical
Luke Hawrylo, of Flint, CAD and Design
Joseph Gutting, of Flint, Automotive
Jacob Chiles, of Davison, Computer Information Systems
Adam Bowles, of Burton, Computer Networking Engineering
Additionally, the Technology Division recognizes students who show the most improvement in
their academic standing during the year. This year those students are Caleb Croasdell, of Holly,
Electronics/Electrical and Nick Finateri, of Flint, CAD and Design.
William (Bill) Cook, of Flint, was recognized as a Life-Long Learner. He will earn his Associate’s
Degree in Automotive Technology at the age of 72.
The Computer Aided Drafting & Design Program issued three awards for the 2016 graduating
class. They included the American Society of Body Engineers (ASBE) Scholarship, given to
Olivia Stewart, of Fenton, and the Product Design Challenge 1st Place Team award went to
Luke Hawrylo, of Flint, Nick Finateri, of Flint, Brandon McComb, of Burton, and John Sturgis,
of Gaines.

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