to recognize outstanding students
The 31st annual Georgia Highlands College Honors Assembly will be held
on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Building on the main
Dr. Randy Pierce, president of Georgia Highlands College and Amit Patel, SGA president,
will make opening remarks. John Spranza, director of student life, will
be the master of ceremonies.
Organist Carolyn Walker will provide the music.
The Barbara Holden Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Award will
be presented to Allison Green. This award is for a freshman-nursing
student, resident of Floyd County, who has potential for exemplary professional
Melesia Brookshire will receive the Redmond Regional
Medical Center Outstanding Nursing Student Award. This award recognizes
competent clinical performance and outstanding academic achievement.
The Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing Award for the highest
cumulative and graduating grade point average for a nursing student will
go to Lisa Adams.
The Floyd Medical Center Greatest Dedication and Achievement in Nursing
Award will be presented to Connie Cuzzourt. This award
is for students who have demonstrated outstanding clinical performance
and dedication to nursing.
Seventh District Georgia Nursing Association’s “Excellence
in Bedside Care” Award will be presented to Connie Cuzzourt.
The candidate for this award is nominated by the sophomore nursing class
based on competent clinical performance. The award recognizes the student
who has demonstrated, through his/her nursing care, the most concern for
The Coosa Valley Home Health Care Agency Award for excellence in nursing
and a demonstrated interest in home health will be presented to Tamica
Tracy L. Clay will receive the Sigma Phi Alpha Award
for being a dental hygiene student who is a member of the National Dental
Hygiene Honor Society and exhibits high quality in academics and character
and demonstrates potential for future growth and attainment.
The inductees to the 2003 National Creative Society are Odell
Abram, Jr., Michele Alvey, Rebecca Alford, Rebecca Anthony, Charlotte
Baker, Jason Bourne, Adrian Bowers, William Caruthers, Kim Causey, Chris
Hammonds, Clara Michelle Huskins, Jessica Lindberg, Lillian Long, Jessica
Lovell, Chris Lundy, Amanda Mayo, Amanda Mays, Kristen McCary, Bobby Moore,
Savannah Ruth, Matt Sunrich, Nicole Terry, Virgina Thompson, Betsy Wadsworth,
Nikki Wells, Brooke Worley and Heath Yates.
Jason E. White will be the recipient of the Dr. Melvin
Perry American Association of University Professors Outstanding Future
Educator Award. The award is presented to students with a minimum 3.0
GPA who demonstrate an aptitude for and commitment to excellence in teaching.
The Old Red Kimono Creative Writing Awards will go to Jessica
Lindberg (first place), Matthew Sunrich (second
place) and Joshua Burkhalter (third place). The Old Red
Kimono Art Awards will go to Kim Myers (first place),
Tyler Morgan (second place) and Amanda Mays
The Georgia Highlands College Leadership Award is for students who have demonstrated
exemplary leadership in campus and community activities while maintaining
high academic standards. Julianna Hunt and Lisa
Holbrook will receive the award.
The Georgia Highlands College Spirit Award will be presented to Brian S. Armstrong
and Teela Davis. This award is for students who have
shown dedication to campus life, been active in school and community projects,
and shown outstanding promotion of school spirit.
The Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges awards
recognize students for their service to the college and community and
their academic average. The recipients will be Odell Abram, Jr.,
Lisa M. Adams, Brian S. Armstrong, Canada Astin, Daniel Bell, Linda S.
Beuoy, Cynthia Bing, Lynn Blalock, Samuel Bosempen, Jason Bourne, Kimberly
Carrigg, Joy Cash, Tracy LeAnne Clay, David M. Conway, Connie M. Cuzzourt,
Teela A. Davis, Ray Davis, Robin Davis, Debra L. Evans, Amy Gilliland,
Allison Green, Jennifer Harrell, TuRhonda Harris, Kimberly Holliday, Leah
Honea, Barry Tim Hufstetler, Julianna Hunt, Michelle Huskins, Brooke Hyde,
Leigh Ann Hyde, Jessica A. Ingram, Mike Johnston, Tiffany N. Lankford,
DeLeah Leath, Lillian L. Long, Elizabeth Ann Talbert Lorenson, Tina Loyd,
Jesse Ray Mayo, Amanda S. Mayo, Maureen McTyre, Alice O. Nixon, Amit Patel,
Amber K. Rogers, Eric Rose, Serpentfoot, Rebecca D. Shiflett, Evie Standeford,
Matthew Sunrich, Kathryn A. Teat, Leslie N. Wells and Mandy Wells.
The Community Criminal Justice Award of Excellence will be presented to
Joshua B. Kerce. The award recognizes a student who has
demonstrated a commitment to embracing and fostering higher education
in criminal justice, dedication to community service and a true sense
of honor, integrity and professionalism.
The Warren Akin IV Excellence in English Studies Award, which is given
to a student who has demonstrated excellence in writing ability and personal
interest in literature and who has at least a 3.0 GPA, will be given to
Nakisha L. McNeal and Leslie N. Wells.
Jeremy C. Fowler will receive the Regents’ Test
Essay Award for making a perfect score of 4.0 on the Regents’ Test
The Business Merit Award will go to Vickie Sutton. This
award is given to a business major who has completed 30 semester hours,
maintained a 3.4 GPA and exhibits potential for success in the business
The Georgia Society of CPA’s Excellence Award will go to Rachel
M. Johnson for excellence in the study of the principles of accounting.
Ann Simpson will receive the Spanish Award. The award
recognizes excellence in Spanish.
Daniel Bell will be recognized with the Journalism Award.
This award is for students who have served on the student newspaper staff
for a year or more, who have held leadership positions on the staff and
who have also demonstrated exceptional journalistic achievement.
The Steve Burns Service Award will be presented to Amanda Mays.
This award is given to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to
Kenneth Hudson will receive the Jim McKeel Human Services
Achievement Award. This award is given to students that demonstrate commitment
to the field of Human Services and are involved in volunteer experiences
and demonstrate a genuine concern for the community.
The Political Science Award is for students demonstrating excellence and
exceptional scholarship in political science. Adam Wheeler
will receive this award.
Kelly P. Shane will receive the Mathematics Award for
high achievement in mathematics presented to the student with the highest
class average in Calculus 2262 or 2263 as determined by mathematical reasoning.
Charles McDonald will receive the Biology Award. This
award is given to a student who is a biology major and who has demonstrated
academic ability in the field, application of knowledge in the laboratory
and a dedication to the field as a career.
The Dr. Philip Dillard Achievement Award honors students who, in spite
of disability, are making achievements in intellectual, social and cultural
endeavors or students who enhance disability awareness in the Georgia Highlands College
Community by demonstrating a desire to educate and inform others about
disability issues through such involvement as participation in campus
organizations and activities and volunteer services. Natalie Maxwell
and Jason Bourne will receive this award.
The United States Achievement Academy Collegiate All-American Scholar
Awards recognize high academic achievement. The recipients will be Lisa
M. Adams, William A. Bentley, Linda S. Beuoy, Cynthia Bing, Joy Cash,
Tracy LeAnne Clay, David M. Conway, Debra Lynn Evans, Amy Gilliland, Allison
Green, Julianna Hunt, Michelle Huskins, Leigh Ann Hyde, Jessica Amanda
Ingram, Lillian L. Long, Elizabeth Ann Tolbert Lorenson, Tina Loyd, Jane
Kay Lynch, Amanda S. Mayo, Kari Ann Revak, Adriana Shults, Evie Standeford,
Ashley N. Stubblefield, Kathryn A. Teat and Leslie N. Wells.
The Berry College Transfer Scholarship Awards are given to students who
exemplify both academic excellence and good citizenship and who plan to
attend Berry College. The recipients will be Tammy G. Barton,
Jessica E. Dixon and Jacob T. Jones.
Jessica Lovell will receive the McCorkle Creative Society
Award. This award goes to a returning student who excels in one or more
artistic areas of prose, poetry, visual arts, theatrical or musical performance
and who serves as a role model to other students interested in creative
The Lovie Borchardt Memorial Scholarship is presented to an education
major who has promoted excellence in education and is awarded by the Alpha
Delta Kappa educational sorority. The recipient will be announced
at the Honors Assembly.
The FELLOWs Achievement Awards go to students completing the Floyd Emerging
Leaders – Learn, Organize and Win program on leadership development.
The recipients are Bo Bowling, Joy Cash, Sean Deveaux, Tara Durham,
Debbye Kollman, Chris Lundy, Dustin Neighbors, Megan Wallace and Ariel
The Certificate for Outstanding Literary Achievement is awarded for meritorious
scholarly contributions and for extraordinary creative endeavors. The
recipient will be announced at Honors Night.