East Georgia State College hosts annual honors night

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On Thursday, April 21, East Georgia State College (EGSC) hosted their Annual Honors Night Ceremony in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium. Faculty, staff, students, and their families were invited to attend the celebration and recognize the hard work of EGSC students.

Dr. David Schecter, president of EGSC, welcomed the award winners and their families to campus followed by Dr. Sandra Sharman, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, who began recognizing students. The first student recognized was Carley Stapleton. She was awarded the University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar Award. Gabriel Majors was then awarded the Emily Pestana-Mason Memorial Poetry Contest Award.

Two subject area awards were given out for the bachelor’s degree program. The George Marvin Baker Award for Excellence in Biological Science was awarded to Maggie McBride and Giavaun Young. Glenn Wood received the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Award.

In the associate degree subject area there were multiple awards presented to deserving students. Maddux Bedgood and Amanda Lee received the Art Subject Area Award. The business administration award went to William Toulson, III. Robert Chase Kirkland received the Chemistry Award. Jessica Germain and TeQuaylah Carter both received the Criminal Justice Award. The Elementary Education Award was presented to Falyn Holland. Brittany Howard received the English Award, and Jim Parish and Steven Parish received the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Award. Christian Hilliard was presented the History Award. The Nursing Transfer Pathway in General Studies Award went to Caroline Kitchens.

Athletic Director Chuck Wimberly presented the Student Athletics Awards as follows: Baseball to Robert Chase Kirkland; Women’s Basketball to Nia Lawrence; Softball to McKenzi Wilkerson; and Men’s Basketball to Preston Crisp.

The Leadership and Service in Campus Activities Awards were presented to students who are involved on campus and have a passion for serving others. Aaron Penn was awarded the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) Award, and Brandon Moore received the African American Union (AAU) Award. The Baptist Collegiate Ministries chose George Donaldson, III, as their recipient. The Bobcat Beekeeping Club chose La’Fredrick Gilchrist for their award. Sydney Guy received the Chess Club Award, and Anita Cerpovicz received the Circle K Club Award. The EGSC Ambassador Program chose Maiya Walker as their recipient. Essence Jackson and John Colston were both chosen for the Hoopee Bird Award. The Performing Arts Group recognized Anita Cerpovicz and Maddux Bedgood with their award. Reginald Lee was named the Residence Hall Association recipient, and the Student Government Association selected Raven Mickens to receive their award.

Dr. Sandra Sharman announced the names of the students on the Annual President’s List and Dean’s Merit List. They were recognized on stage and received an award for their accomplishments. The following students were named on the President’s List: Kaci Aldrich, Mykia Austin, Maddux Bedgood, Allison Blackburn, Caroline Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Victoria Burns, John Drew, Kara Drew, Anlee Evans, Madison Franklin, Jadah Harrison, Tyler Giovannini, Zachary Mayo, Alina McDonnell, Brandon Moore, Abbiegale Morris, Keiyona Reeves, Hunter Stanfield, Conner Strickland, Eryck Tackitt, Grant Taylor, Reagan Thigpen, Takara Wallace, Maggie Waller, Haley Wheeless, and Elliott Vickery.

The following students were named on the Dean’s Merit List: Emily Bailey, Samantha Bray, Madeline Cash, Rylee Cook, George Donaldson, Emily Edenfield, Hunter Groover, Kadin Harper, Jasmine Ibraheem, Hailey Kinlaw, Sarah Melton, Afsha Momin, Kolbie Motes, Aaliyana Patterson, Derrick Paul, Melanie Purcell, Garrett Smith, Richard Taylor, Sierra Taylor, and Thomas Willis.

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