More than 186 Students Recognized for Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Article by: Jennifer Colter

One hundred eighty-six students, representing four academic divisions, will be recognized by Prince George’s Community College for achieving high academic excellence at the 2014 Student Honors Convocation, April 23 in Hallam Theatre. Participants are being inducted into the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and saluted for transfer scholarships, Citation in Honors, or departmental awards.

“The students being commended at this year's Honors Convocation have worked very hard to achieve their individual academic goals,” said Melinda J. Frederick, coordinator, Honors Program.  “As a group they also reflect the dedication of so many faculty and staff at the college whose mission it is to transform the lives of students,” she added.

Eighty-six students representing majors ranging from criminal justice to engineering and business to education are being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Requirements for induction into the college’s chapter include a 3.5 grade point average or higher and a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Members of the Honors Academy and Class of 2014 have applied to the following schools—University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, and American University.

Thirty-one Honors Program students will receive Citation in Honors for completing a minimum of 15 credits in Honors courses and earning an overall cumulative grade-point average of 3.25. They are Ehab Amir, Bowie, Md.; Cardiff Andana, College Park, Md.; Anthony Bethea, Clinton, Md.; Rachel Mae Braza, Mitchellville, Md.; Mariama Diallo, Bowie, Md.;  Baraka Ekpo, Beltsville, Md.; Crystal Evans, New Carrollton, Md.; Gessica Fleurival, New Carrollton, Md.; Symone Floyd, Clinton, Md.; Briana Franklin, Camp Springs, Md.; Musarrat Haque, Lanham, Md.; Tatiana Howard, Lanham, Md.; Darnisha Johnson, Lanham, Md.; Yelognisse Kougblenou, Adelphi, Md.; Vania Legall, Fort Washington,Md.; Tatianna LopezMiller, Clinton, Md.; Dolapo Martins, Mitchellville, Md; Lo’vanne Milton, Upper Marlboro, Md; Dahiana Neris, Hyattsville, Md.; Kevin O’Connell, Hyattsville, Md.; Qeturah Olivera, Hagerstown, Md.; Emmanuel Onyeukwu, Bowie, Md.; Frances Oyao, Waldorf, Md.; Victoria Quashie, Bowie, Md.; Agnes Carine Seh, Fort Washington, Md.; Rosanna Spalding, Hyattsville, Md.; Turayo Tijani, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Kyle Urtola, Fort Washington, Md.; Chante’l Walker, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Prinnces Winfree, Fort Washington, Md.; and Christopher Wolff, Bowie, Md. 

More than 38 students will be recognized by departments including Mathematics; Physical Sciences and Engineering; Biological Sciences; Nursing; Allied Health; English; Art; Communication and Theatre; History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology; Teacher Education; Psychological and Sociological Sciences; Human Services; Public Safety and Law; Health, Nutrition, Accounting and Business Studies.

In addition to departmental recognition, ten students will be inducted into Psi Beta Honor Society (National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges)—They are  Shawntel Collins, Capitol Heights, Md.; Deborah Daniely, Capitol Heights, Md.; Aletha Goodine, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Ibrahim Jalloh, Upper Marlboro, Md.; Kaila Jennings, Mitchellville, Md.; Nneka Nzegwu, Bowie, Md.; Randi Proctor, Bowie, Md.; Rochelle Robinson, Suitland, Md.; Betty Soret, Laurel, Md.; Joana Wall, College Park, Md.  

Honor students are recognized annually during the month of April at an Honors Convocation ceremony attended by faculty, administration, students and their families. The event leads up to the culmination of the academic year with Prince George’s Community College’s 55th Commencement Exercises, May 22, 7 p.m. at The Showplace Arena and Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.

For additional information about the honorees or program, please contact Dr. Melinda Frederick at fredermj@pgcc.edu.

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