Antonia Villani, of Frederick, Colo., is North Platte Community College's 2017 Presidential Award recipient. She was recognized Thursday afternoon during an Honors Convocation in the McDonald-Belton Theater. Pictured left to right are: Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy, Villani and Area Vice President of Academic Affairs and NPCC Dr. Jody Tomanek.
Thursday was a day of celebration at North Platte Community College. The achievements of students, faculty and staff were highlighted during the 2017 NPCC Honors Convocation in the McDonald-Belton Theater.
About 400 scholarships were awarded, including two scholarships presented on behalf of the NPCC non-technical faculty members of the Mid-Plains Education Association.
Trey Engel, of Silver Creek, received the Vice President of Student Services Award during an Honors Convocation Thursday afternoon at North Platte Community College. Pictured left to right are: Area Vice President of Student Affairs Andy Long and Engel.
The MPEA awards scholarships every year to deserving students, using money collected from donations and 50/50 raffles at home athletic events. The scholarship recipients this year were Eric Chavira, of Imperial, and Scott Taylor, of Sutherland. Each received $1,000.
Members of the following organizations were also recognized at the Honors Convocation: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Nebraska State Student Nurses' Association, Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Nebraska, Student Ambassadors, Resident Advisors, VP Leadership Class and the Fishing Club.
Kandace Ward, of North Platte, received the Vice President of Instruction Award during an Honors Convocation Thursday afternoon at North Platte Community College. Pictured left to right are: Area Vice President of Academic Affairs and NPCC Dr. Jody Tomanek and Ward.
The individual awards presented included:
Presidential Award – Antonia Villani, Frederick, Colo.
Vice President of Instruction Award – Kandace Ward, North Platte
Vice President of Student Services Award – Trey Engel, Silver Creek
Faculty Achievement in Student Success Award – Cathy Nutt
Professional Achievement in Student Support Award – Sky Seery
Spirit Awards – NPCC employees: Dr. Glynn Wolar, Nancy Eisele and Angie Chittick. NPCC students: Edgar Chavira, Imperial; Shelby Rae Belloni, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Shelley Heredia, Moreno Valley, Calif.; Christina Blanton, North Platte.
Diesel – Carlos Zuniga, Paxton
HVAC – Jason Kosmicki, North Platte
Building Construction – Trey Engel, Silver Creek
Business and Technology:
Business – Rowdy Moon, Sargent
Business Office Technology – Jessica Fernandez, North Platte
Graphic Design – Mikenna Curlee, Sidney
Nursing – Samantha Robins, North Platte
Humanities, Human Services and Social Sciences:
Communication (English and Speech) - Jesse Uppal, North Platte
Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) - Justin Morgan, North Platte
Mathematics and Science:
Mathematics – Scott Taylor, Sutherland
Science – Jocey Nelson, Sutherland
Agriculture – Kayla Douglas, North Platte
Health/Exercise Science – Nate Sitorius, Brady
Student Organization/Extra Awards:
Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference Recognition Award: Kandace Ward, Susan Marquez, Rebecca Chessmore, all of North Platte
North Platte Community College Business Division Student of the Month:
September - Carrie Boltz, North Platte
October - Rowdy Moon, Sargent
November - Jessica Fernandez, North Platte
December - Michael Bergmeier, North Platte
January - Kevin Chavira, Imperial
February - Kayla Douglas, North Platte
March - Alexander Lopez, North Platte
April - Jordan White, Merna
May - Jessica Alberts, McCook