College Corner: Friday, May 22, 2009
KINGMAN - Rauchel Farris, a nursing student on Mohave Community College's Neal Campus in Kingman, led a large contingent of students in awards presented at the annual MCC Neal Campus Student Recognition Ceremony on May 6. Dr. Mike Ford, president of the Neal campus, and J. Glen Bright, MCC's Student Services director, presented Farris with her certificate for being chosen to the first team All-Arizona Academic Team. She was recognized for her selection to the first team All-Arizona Academic Team, honorable mention on the Coca Cola All-America Academic Team and for her selection as president of the campus Student Nursing Organization and treasurer of the Science Club. Shannon Rector was presented the President's Award and was also recognized for her role as president of the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Another major award that goes to top students on the campus is the Pinnacle Award, based on academics and service to MCC. Winners include John Dinzart, Sherri Gorter, Tricia Gutierrez, Tamara Handel, Jennifer Hendricks, Marianne Henry, Garcon LaMoreaux, David McPherson, Paula Ann Moll, John Nugent, Erika Roby, Marlo Ruchala, Virna Schiff, Deborah Spotts and Richard Stoneking Sr. Speakers at the ceremony were MCC Chancellor Michael Kearns and Vice Chancellor of Instruction and Student Services Chuck Spotts. The Student Academic Awards are presented by departments to outstanding students in a particular subject. Those awards are:
Fundamental chemistry: Brandi Allman, Nicole Atkinson, Eve Cardiff, Kristin Dabour, Anukah Delgado, Kristin Goslaw, Jennifer Gomez, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Heitman, Dean Koalska, Michael Koury, Misty Posey, Tatyana Ruthenberg, Jason Shinn, Sarah Snelling, Jolene Sterling, Carmen Story, Michele Voytilla and David Wynkoop. General chemistry I and II: Christopher Christensen, Robert Isaacson, Timothy Haynes, Mallory Moore, Ryne Melstrom and Muhammad Tariq. Organic chemistry I and II: Helen Davis, Raetricia Lucero, Emily Lyman, Tina Pursell and Eric Wagner. Nursing: Amber Becker in Nursing I; Jennifer Giffin in Nursing II; Sonja Flamini in Nursing III; and Nathan Carter and Lynne Valentine in Nursing IV. Biological science: Emily Brown and Eve Cardiff; anatomy and physiology: Mary Susan Cagle and Eve Cardiff; mathematics: Timothy Haynes, Jennifer Jensen, Nishelle Lacaze and Kari Redd; computer information: Patricia Berumen, Jesse Galvin, Michael Potter and Dustin Powell; business: Art Andrews, Eugene Hahn and Christina McDonald; and English: Michele Voytilla. Humanities: Christopher DePoy; communications: Kelly Beck; social/behavioral sciences: Jeni Bishop, Christopher DePoy, Scott Runyan and Sharon Stockbridge; chemical dependency: Joshua Wyatt and Debra Colvin; welding: Zachary Wade Peterson; public safety: Travis Colerus; and art: (ceramics) Lucie Marie Fullmer and (drawing I) Sally Soucie, Brittny Young and Sandra Myers; special student recognition: (by computer information faculty) Karen Hunsberger, (by science faculty) D. Chelan Nazaroff, and (by English faculty) Jennifer Boyd, Shayne Keys and Hazel Sanstedt.
Distance education awards were presented to: Naomi Swope for computer information systems; Christine Gutfeld in education; NaShea Brown and Stephen Holley in English, Brenda Dehaan in mathematics; Fawn Clemens in medical terminology; Raquel Martin in political science; and Clifford Moody in psychology.
Club officers were also honored, led by those in the campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter: President Shannon Rector, Vice President of Leadership Jennifer Bishop, Vice President of Scholarship Michael Rumsey, Vice President of Fundraising Eirena Crow, Vice President of Fellowship Kelly Beck, Vice President of Service Moriah Messer, Secretary Lynn DanHauser, Membership/Secretary Tracy Timberlake; and Kay Lynn Trybus for communications. National Adult Education Honor Society Student was Lucie Marie Fullmer. Other club officers are: Science Club President Cody Bredenkamp, Vice President Amber Becker and Treasurer Rauchel Farris; MC4 Computer Club: President Ashley Null, Vice President Jeff Martin and Secretary/Treasurer Cody Duncan; Chi Sigma: President Edwin Anujulu, Vice President Cindy Childers, Secretary Mario Sanchez, Treasurer Emily Brown and event sponsor Deborah Jones. Fine and Applied Arts Club President Lori Cameron, Vice President Dottie Carson, Secretary Randy Jacobs and Treasurer Linda Kahokuolani; Student Government: President Everette Price, Vice President Danae Anderson and Secretary Michele Voytilla; Student Nursing Organization President Rauchel Farris and campus representative Christine Rowland.