MCCC Presents Awards to Students, Clubs, Programs and Faculty During Recent Honors Night Celebration

Monroe County Community College has honored the following students, organizations, faculty and adjunct faculty for their achievements during the 2023-24 academic year.

The Faculty Association Outstanding Student Award recipient was Hailey Grabowski and the President’s Academic Achievement Award recipients included Sarah Ackerman, Nadia Angel, Kennedy Bowling, Christina Carling, Madison Cregar, Morgan Kay and Jayme Trantham.

Student awards in the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division included Outstanding ASET Student Award to Nathan Abrams and Jackson Angerer; Outstanding Welding Technology Students Jackson Angerer, Graham Beste-Walz and Brennan Dykes; Outstanding Construction Management Technology Student awarded to Karim Dabaja; Outstanding Automotive Technology Awards to Jaedon Diesing (Auto Service Technology) and Cole Bushroe (Auto Engineering Technology); and Outstanding Mechanical Design Technology Award to Elayn Juhasz. 

Student awards in the Business Division included Outstanding Business Management Student Awards to Garret Smith Thomas and Katelyn Armstrong; Outstanding CIS Student Award to Brooklyn Kayson; Outstanding Accounting Student Award to Christina Carling; and Outstanding Agriculture Student Award to Benjamin Bruck. 

Health Science Division student award recipients included Outstanding Nursing Student Awards to Abigail Weber (December 2023 Graduating Class) and Rachael Miska (April 2024 Graduation Class); Peer Spirit of Nursing Awards to Brittany Aisuebeogun (December 2023 Graduating Class) and Stone Schmitt (April 2024 Graduating Class); Excellence in Practical Nursing Award to Kara Brown (December 2023 Graduating Class); Practical Nursing Student Peer Recognition Award to Stacy George and Danielle Carmon (December 2023 Graduating Class); and Evan Kureth received the Outstanding Respiratory Therapy Student Award. 

Student awards presented in the Humanities/Social Sciences Division included Outstanding Humanities Student Award to Kennedy Bowling; and Excellence in Journalism to Margaret Sandefur, Ashley Adkins and Reese Bowling.

The Science/Mathematics Division student awards included Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award to Madison DuVall and Outstanding Early Childhood Education Student Awards to April Flanner and Maria Varner. 

Outstanding Student Symposium Presentation Awards for research and presentation of projects went to Elizabeth Anson, for "Revitalizing Endangered Languages", Kennedy Bowling for "AI and the MCCC Professor", Josh Darts for "SOLIDWORKS Project", Sephena Jordan for "Problems within Disability Services", Isaac Pardo for "The Caretaker", and Keegan Schmitt for "The Gender Gap of Autism Diagnosis". The George Rhodes Writing Fellow Awards was presented to Riley Burns and Brooklyn Kason; and The Dr. Ronald Campbell Student Government Award to Alaina Mullins, vice president of MCCC's Student Government Association.

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award recipient Kelly Coston, Business Division and Outstanding Faculty Award recipient Helen Stripling, interim dean of Health Sciences Division, director of and faculty in the Respiratory Therapy program, were selected based on a process by which students and staff nominate whom they consider to be outstanding faculty. The award recipients are selected by a committee comprised of faculty, support staff, administrators, and students. 

The Psychology Interest Group's Inclusivity Presentation Event held this past March received the Outstanding Student Program of the Year Award. The Outstanding Diversity Program of the Year Award recognized an author visit event earlier this year that featured Irene Miller, Holocaust survivor, educator and author of "Into No Man's Land", who shared her experiences with students, faculty, staff and the community.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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