Honor students recognized, Louis Adams wins Academic Excellence Award

Published 12:01 pm Sunday, May 5, 2024

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WASHINGTON, N.C.— Beaufort County Community College recognized its top-performing students on April 30. Recognitions focused on the 137 honor students across academic programs who held a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and the winner of the Academic Excellence Award, which went to Louis Adams. The college had 37 more students graduating with honors this year than in 2023. The ceremony also recognized this year’s BCCC ambassadors and the officers of the Student Government Association.

Louis Adams was the winner of the Academic Excellence Award. Dr. Lisa Hill, VP of academic affairs, recognized him with BCCC’s most prestigious award. Adams graduates Magna Cum Laude.

Adams, humble and cooperative, excels at math, and when he hits a wall with his understanding, he pushes through. He is someone who has natural talent and a strong work ethic, according to his math instructor Dillon Bunch. He is willing to dig in and push himself forward in his academic journey. With a strong sense of integrity, Adams does not take shortcuts and tries to get the job done right.

Among the 136 students graduating were the 24 with perfect scores of 4.0. The students graduating Summa Cum Laude, holding a GPA of 4.0, are Lauren Justice Armstrong, Jessica Leggett Blake, Johnny Martin Blaylock, Samantha Kate Braddy, Aiden Anias Bryant, Charity Janielle Campbell, Keenan Wallace Curtis, Tyeshia LaQuaé French, D’Asia Shadae Hyman, Elizabeth Paige Koehler, Gracie Currin Landeck, Madison Marie LeCompte, Delaney Gannon Lewis, Isabella Lane Mabe, Elliot Lee Melton, Taliyah Danielle Moore, Marcela Pullmanova, Isabella Angelique Raig, Lauren Elizabeth Rouse, Charlotte Oneal Simons, Heidi Ann Surguy, Kathleen Paulina Vasquez, Nathan Allan White, and Coleman Williams.

Students graduating Magna Cum Laude, holding a GPA of 3.80 – 3.999, include Louis Dashiell Adams, Chloie Lillian Alligood, Marquerite Suzanne Ambrose, Camryn Renee’ Arnold, Anna Claire Barrett, Jennifer Christine Bradsher, Savea Sue Brinegar, Chelsea Viviana Cadavid, Jaqwan Kristopher Cobb, Johnny Dewayne Colbert, Hardy Ray Corey, Lora K. Dozier, Jennifer Guthrie Elliott, Jarrett Caleb Fikes, Joseph Benjamin Foster, Austin Thomas Franz, Katie Marie Godley, Andrew William Harp, Yenisel Bautista Hernandez, Jalen Tremaine Hill, Brandon Lee House, Carolina Grace Jackson, Laney Klaire Linton, Douglas Christopher Lopez, Hudson David Massengill, Brandyn Scott McClary, Heather LeAnne English Milburn, Mason Steele Newman, Marie Antoinette Perez, Ava Gray Poole, Rachel Christine Price, Uryel Marquez Rodriguez, Mary Lynn Smart, Melissa Tetterton Smith, Claire Scott Stevens, Maria Elizabeth Stotesberry, Anna Douglas Taylor, Jacob Nicholas Taylor, Alyssa Grace Valdez, Parker Thomas Van Staaldunien, Candy Alejandra Vega-Gastelum, Lauren Elizabeth Wallace, and Megan Rae Windley.

Students graduating Cum Laude, holding a GPA of 3.5 – 3.799, are Cassandra Lee Ambrose, Victoria Madison Armstrong, Kimberley Ann Arthur, Milton Phelps Bennett, Shane Biggs, Sandy Rogerson Bisson, Elizabeth Dawn Bowen, Jessica Bragg, Isaac Michael Campbell, Briana Carolyn-Jean Chalk, Elijah Thomas Clement, Tyrus Dale Cole, Tammera Lynn Cooper, Elizabeth Claire Dail, Malika Starr Edwards, Mckenzie Elizabeth Edwards, Ainya Angel Fitzgerald, Tasheyana Flynn, Jamie Cade Formo, Amirea Shonae Marie Gibbs, Chrishaya Joanae Gilliam, Brandy Jo Goddard, Abigail Lugo Gonzalez, Reyna Toribio Gonzalez, Cassie Leigh Harrell, Karley Elizabeth Harris, Kennedy Lucinda Katherine Hawkins, James Hood, Kameko Juanita Howell, Leanna Hope Hudson, Calista Latham Jones, Mariela Santos Juarez, Madison Alissa Lanius, Kenneth George LaRue Jr., Makayla Rose Lerma, Rylee Jade Lewis, Jamie Blair Major, Shannon Marie Manning, Garrett Paul McCoy, Amber Leigh Merrill, Lauren Elizabeth Miller, Taylor Adam Miller, Shelby Rose Molusky, Alyssa Katlyn Moore, Caitlin Nechele Moore, Sarah Michelle Page, Elizabeth Marie-Goodwin Phelps, Kelli Danae Phelps, Davis Gray Porter, Jamylah Lanai Powell, Sierra Mackenzie Ramirez, Conetha Shea Ramsey, Michael Reid, Wyatt Daniel Renfrow, Angel Uriel Resendiz, Michele Dawn Rhem, Macy Reagan Riffle, Emily Hope Roscoe, Jisselle Tellez Salas, Mackenzie Marie Seymour, Kelly Marie Shea, Crystal Monique Smith, Noah Steven Stewart, Valentina Danielle Swain Catherine Marie Tankard, Dylan Waters, Andrew Bryce Whitaker, Hannah Alisabeth Woods, Lily Grace Woolard, and Lindsey Kaitlyn Woolard.

Serena Sullivan, VP of Institutional Advancement, recognized this year’s BCCC ambassadors: Brandi Keehnle, Taliyah Moore, Jacob Taylor, Elizabeth Bowen, and Kennedy Hawkins.

Dr. LaTonya Nixon, VP of Student Services, recognized the officers of the Student Government Association: president Elizabeth Bowen, secretary Taylor Lootens, treasurer Skylar Roark, special populations Phelps Bennett, and public relations/historian Qynesha Howard.

Nixon also recognized the nominees for the Dallas Herring Achievement Award, Chelsie Griffin, and the Gov. Robert Scott Leadership Award, Nick Peele, who were recognized at an earlier event.

These students will all participate in Beaufort CCC’s Commencement/Graduation on May 10. Beaufort CCC congratulates them on their diligence and perseverance.