NFCC Honors Outstanding Students at Honors Convocation

Allison Cone named NFCC Student of the Year

MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College honored outstanding students and student leaders during the college’s Honors Convocation ceremony in April. Students from various academic areas and student organizations received recognition for outstanding achievement and character during the 2015-2016 academic year. NFCC faculty and staff announced each award recipient as NFCC President John Grosskopf, Dean of Academic Affairs Frances Adleburg, and Dean of Enrollment Services Kay Hogan presented the awards.

“Honors Convocation is one of the most pleasurable nights of the year for us because we get to acknowledge and recognize the very best; extraordinary students who we expect to be the leaders of our community and nation,” said NFCC President John Grosskopf. “These students are exceptional individuals that stand out and have excelled in their academic commitments and in their service to the college, community and in leadership.”

Allison Cone of Greenville (Madison County) received NFCC’s prestigious Student of the Year award.

In introducing Cone as the 2016 NFCC Student of the Year, Adleburg shared comments that Cone’s instructors had shared about her outstanding qualities and accomplishments. “This student’s work ethic is outstanding and is key in her continued superior academic performance,” said Adleburg. “She has the exceptional ability to explore, examine and ask questions with a strong drive to understand facts and how these facts interrelate. With persistence and competence, she successfully reaches goals consistently and efficiently. This student’s academic achievements show the ability to not only acquire knowledge, but also to skillfully apply that knowledge to solve problems and master tasks and assignments.”

During here NFCC journey, Cone held membership and served as an officer in several local, state and campus organizations including Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team, the NFCC Student Government Association, CSSTRIDE, and the Young Engineers Club. She also volunteered at the NFCC Science Department, was a student worker in the NFCC chemistry lab, is a registered pharmacy technician at a local retail store, and is a community volunteer with 4-H. She completed an Associate in Arts Degree with a 4.0 GPA this term. Cone also received the NFCC 2015-2016 Outstanding Student of the Year Award in Chemistry.

“This proven record of exceptional coursework and campus and community involvement certainly suggests that this student’s next academic adventure will also be successful,” said Adleburg. Cone plans to further her education and complete the Doctorate of Pharmacy program at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida.

“I need to thank my parents for taking the time and caring enough to homeschool me and choosing the best education possible for me,” said Cone. “I would also like to thank my professors. My professors and family have opened doors for me as far as what I can do with my mind and my education and what direction I’m headed toward.”

NFCC’s Honors Convocation ceremony is held annually in April to recognize outstanding students and celebrate student achievement prior to NFCC’s Spring Term commencement ceremony in May.

STUDENTS HONORED DURING NFCC’S 2016 HONORS CONVOCATION ARE:

HAMILTON COUNTY

Rachel Bunting               2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Painting                              

Clayton Goolsby             2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Business

Jaylon McElwain             2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Drawing II               

Jestyn Roberts                2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Anatomy & Physiology         

Jestyn Roberts                2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Mathematics            

Kimberly Rye                 2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Associates Degree Nursing

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Christina Newell             2015-2016 Student Support Services TRIO AWARD                   

LAFAYETTE COUNTY

Taylor Linton                 2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)         

Jonathan Reiner               2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award History       

 

MADISON COUNTY

Melinda Anderson           2015-2016 Promising Scholar Award                                 

Dominic Buhlmann         2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Sentinel Upstage Players

Allison Cone                  2015-2016 Student of the Year Award        

Allison Cone                  2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Chemistry   

Heather Cook                  2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Associates Degree Nursing      

Lacey Cruce                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Pharmacy Technician 

Brian Crumly                 2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award SOAR (Save Our Animal Resources)    

Cheri Green                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Digital Media

Cheri Green                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Design                                

Cheri Green                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Art Club     

Emily Grosskopf             2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Gaming & Technology Club

Will Hagan                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Humanities              

Erika Hunter                   2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Public Speaking                   

Brianna Kinsley              2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Student Government Association

Sara Taylor                    2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Philosophy  

Katie Terry                     2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Computer Applications

Ricky Varn                     2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Calculus      

Jesse Whitehead              2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Automation and Production Technology           

Voncyle Wilson              2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Early Childhood Education

 

SUWANNEE COUNTY

Brittany Dunn                 2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Psychology              

Taylor Frazier                 2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award CSSTRIDE             

Ashley Ledford                2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Sociology                

Lauren Suggs                  2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Biology      

 

TAYLOR COUNTY

Rebecca Barber                2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Microbiology           

Pamela Blue                   2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Education                

Elizabeth Denmark           2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Human Development 

Elizabeth Denmark           2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Environmental Science

Justin McGuire               2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Accounting  

Justin McGuire               2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Economics   

Elizabeth Walker             2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Religion                              

Serena Trani                   2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Drawing I                            

VALDOSTA, GA – LOWNDES COUNTY

Tina Deming                  2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Medical Administrative Specialist        

 

RAIFORD, FL – UNION COUNTY

Lovee Hunter                  2015-2016 Outstanding Student Award Practical Nursing      

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