NPCC students/employees recognized at Honors Convocation
Vice President of Student Services Award winner Karley Spillane, Presidential Award recipient Josiah Wriedt and Vice President of Instruction Award winner Tessa Metschke are recognized during the North Platte Community College Honors Convocation Monday afternoon on the NPCC South Campus.
The accomplishments of North Platte Community College students and employees were recognized during the 2023 Honors Convocation Monday afternoon at NPCC.
Honorees included representatives from various college clubs and organizations and recipients of the following awards.
Presidential Award - Josiah Wriedt, of Norfolk. The Presidential Award is presented to an outstanding student who has excelled in academics, leadership and service to the college and community.
Vice President of Instruction Award – Tessa Metschke, of Chambers. The award is given to an outstanding student who has excelled in the classroom and demonstrated a commitment to continued academic achievement.
Vice President of Student Services Award – Karley Spillane, of Colorado Springs, Colo. The recognition is bestowed upon an outstanding student leader who has demonstrated a commitment to co-curricular achievement.
Automotive - Kyle Hort, of Elwood
Diesel – Makin Shafer and Drey Smith, both of North Platte
HVAC – Alek DaMoude, of Hershey
Electrical – Alyssa Stark, of North Platte
Business and Technology
Business - Sarah Alexander, of North Platte
Graphic Design – Olivia Eckel, of North Platte
Nursing – Cristal Gonzalez, of North Platte
Humanities, Human Services and Social Science
Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Music, Theater) - Trenton Emmons, of McCook
Mathematics and Science
Math - Camrin Coco, of Stapleton
Science – Taylor Battershaw, of Valentine, and Sarah Wolfe, of North Platte
Spirit Awards - Jim Sandau, Cathy Nutt, Karen Haller, Sydney Mullin, Dot Epting, Kali Griesfeller, Susan Furrow and Sarah Green. The Spirit Award is presented to individuals or groups actively involved with the college, their job and goals of their particular group. They must support college activities all year and maintain a positive outlook on the college regarding its faculty, staff, students and the mission of MPCC.
Faculty Achievement in Student Success Award - HaLea Messersmith, biology instructor. The award is presented to an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to student success and student retention.
Professional Achievement in Student Support Award – Kristen Grimes, student advisor. The award is given to an outstanding employee who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to student support and student retention.