GPC Honors Student Excellence During Night of Celebration04/18/2011
Contact: Roger Barnes
Author: Roger Barnes
Awards for academic excellence and service to the college community were given in 23 categories during the Georgia Perimeter College 2011 Celebration of Excellence ceremony held April 14 on the Clarkston Campus.
The celebration marks the second consecutive year GPC recognized the best and brightest from all four campuses and the Alpharetta Center in one campus-wide ceremony.
“We’re here to celebrate excellence from campus to campus, classroom to classroom and into the campus community,” said Nathan Singleton, Dunwoody Campus Student Government Association president, in the opening remarks. “Tonight we will see teachers, leaders, servants, students, advisors, faculty, staff and alumni who will take the walk across this stage celebrating the extraordinary achievements and outstanding service of the students at Georgia Perimeter College.”
Georgia Perimeter President Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli, said it is a pleasure to bring together so many of the college’s students who have excelled, both academically and in co-curricular activities.
“Students, thank you for giving us these wonderful accomplishments to celebrate tonight, Tricoli said. “Thank you for your extra effort, for your late nights, for balancing school with work and family obligations. And thank you for pursuing your goals when you could have given up or followed an easier path. We applaud your achievement in reaching your goals.”
Among the top honors of the night was the naming of Amanda Browning as the campus-wide GPC Regents Outstanding Scholar. Natalee Dukes (Newton Campus), Joshua Karl (Dunwoody Campus), Joanne Butler (Decatur Campus) were Regents Scholar finalists and their campus’ representatives.
Dr. Tricoli presented the President’s Award to one student from each GPC campus. The President’s Award recognizes students who achieve the highest academic excellence and who stand out in the areas of service, leadership to the student body, service to the faculty, staff and students of GPC.
President’s Awards were given to Julian Traas (Alpharetta Center), Samuel Molina (Clarkston Campus), Lydia Kamau (Decatur Campus), Nathan Singleton (Dunwoody Campus) and Tomeka Nichols (Newton Campus).
In addition to these outstanding students, a campus-wide outstanding academic student was selected by each discipline. These are the students that the departments feel demonstrate best represent the highest ideals and achievement of their discipline.
Student academic awards were given in 17 disciplines. There are six categories of co-curricular awards.
American Sign Language/Interpreting
Miah de Graft-Biney
Regents Outstanding Scholar
Amanda Browning, Clarkston Campus and college-wide representative
Joshua Karl, Dunwoody Campus
Joanne Butler, Decatur Campus
Natalee Dukes, Newton Campus
Julian Traas, Alpharetta Center
Samuel Molina, Clarkston Campus
Lydia Kamau, Decatur Campus
Nathan Singleton, Dunwoody Campus
Tomeka Nichols, Newton Campus
Student Leadership Excellence Award
Student Service Excellence Award
Advisor of the Year
Eric Kendrick, Dunwoody
Student Club/Organization of the Year