LSC-Kingwood Honors Exemplary Students

Published on: May 28, 2008

Lone Star College-Kingwood recently hosted a banquet to recognize students who have demonstrated the traits to make them successful as students and beyond. 

Dr. Linda Stegall, LSC-Kingwood president, was one of the evening's presenters and said, "This is one of my favorite events of the year because we get to see the best of the best from Lone Star College-Kingwood."

Each of the students recognized is unique in their academic ambitions, their heritage, and their place in life, yet they all share the same desire to succeed and contribute not only to their school but their community.  

Students who received awards in the academic fields were chosen by their professors based on grades and outstanding qualities.  Club sponsors or advisors chose the student or students from their group that they consider the most outstanding based on involvement, commitment and other factors. 

John Turner, Program Manager for Student Activities says, "Regarding the club and organization awards, these students are the embodiment of what the clubs are all about.  They are typically very devoted to making the clubs run and they exhibit leadership in every way.  It's my good fortune to be able to get to know nearly every recipient in this category, because they not only participate in their clubs and organizations, but also in campus-wide student activities as well." 

"The choices for outstanding students are made not only for their academic achievements but often for additional traits they exemplify. Persistence, tenacity in the face of challenges, diligence and creativity are often what makes them stand out.  It is these traits that make me especially proud of the group of students chosen for the 2007-08 awards," said Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, Dean of Business, Technology and Social Science.

Compliments were plentiful as award recipients were acknowledged for their dedication, contributions, motivation and enthusiasm. 

Brennan Alexander received an award for her work in Arts and Humanities.  She said, "It was really unexpected. I didn't even know there was such a thing as an Outstanding Student Award so when my teacher handed me the invitation that said I had been nominated I was surprised and honored to have even been thought of."

In her closing remarks of the evening, Nadine Jenkins, Dean of Student Development, congratulated all of the students.

"Your accomplishments have been acknowledged and they are all well deserved.  But while the certificates and plaques have been given, they are only symbols.  The real achievement is in you, with you.  The real merit is the knowledge, experience and the accomplishments that you have made.  We celebrate you and applaud you. We know that your achievements are all from the hard work you have done and we wish you continued success."

Register today for Summer Term I (June 2-July 8), Summer Term II (July 10-Aug. 14) and Fall (Aug. 25-Dec. 14) credit classes online, by telephone and on-site. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Student Organization and Club Award Winners
African American Student Association: Brandon Taylor
Art Club: Lin Cazares
Baptist Student Ministries: Shane Bokemeyer
Alpha Lambda Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International: Paul Lockhart, Lori Sanford
Intercultural Student Organization: Diomi Burgin
Student Government Association: Brittney O'Rear, Sean Rial, Abby Duvall, Stephen Curry, Crystal Schoppe, Katria Pamatmat
Deaf Club: Paloma Towner, Matt Gaddis
Student Ambassadors: Salwa Azeez, Nathan Byrd, Joseph Dugan, John Fisher, Tralisa Hallmark, Alina Haryazha, Hira Jamal, Paul Lockhart, Kenneth McGowan, Jr., Saba Naeem, Eric Peterson, Andrew Robinson, Brandy Wiederhold
Student American Dental Hygienists Association Leadership Award: Tonia Ortiz
Student American Dental Hygienists Association Community Service Award: Natasha Burns
Occupational Therapy Club Spirit Award: Brandy Chastain
Forensics Club: Nathan Byrd, Kelsie Copeland, Jeremy Trepagnier
Honors Club: Jessie Buss
Phi Beta Lambda: Amreen Noormohammad, Julianne Henry, Leslie Biller

Academic Division Award Winners
Drama: Brennan Alexander
Speech/Forensics: Nathan Byrd
Music: Joadani Paredes
Accounting: Cindy Tang
Business: Amreen Noormohammad
Business: Reyna Tippetts
Liberal Arts: Joan Austin, Melony McShan
Visual Communication: Alex Tomic
Respiratory Care: Misty Likins
Community College Aerospace Scholar: Michelle Gale, Aaron Snytka
Outstanding Geology Student and Global Citizen Award: Casey Lawson
CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award: Codee Hurst
Outstanding Biology Student and Citizen: Sandy Lai
Nursing: Rex Lomboy (ADN Program), Valerie Murphy (LVN to RN Transition Program), Heather Mills (VN Program)
Teacher Certification Program Intern of the Year: Merry Ford
Teacher Certification Program Student Teacher of the Year: Rebecca Stahl
Outstanding Continuing Education Student: Rosie Glass

Other Award Winners
Service Learning: Lin Cazares, Norvia Read
2008 All-Texas Academic Team: Amreen Noormohammad
Supplemental Instructors: Nathan Watts (Chemistry), Toni Terry (Mathematics)
Club Sports: Sara Rider (Volleyball), James Vo (Men's Tennis), Lacy Klein (Women's Tennis), Melvin Roberts (Basketball), Bryan Hunziker (Baseball), Radolfo Castilla (Soccer)
National Model United Nations Delegates: Michael Sano, Katelyn Monk
Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges: Kayla Allen, Julie Booth, Nathan Byrd, Lin Cazares, Bethany Gunnels, Jennifer Faery, Tralisa Hallmark, Maria Hudson, Robert Johnson, Paul Lockhart, Jacob Minter, Katelyn Monk, Jerry Moore, Diana Nielson, Amreen Noormohammad, Lori Sanford, Michael Sano, Alex Scarfo, Mitchell Wayne Taylor, Nathan Watts, Lora Willard, Trystan Lanelle Zimmer
Lone Star College System Collegiate Leadership Institute: Diomi Burgin, Joseph Dugan, Brittney O'Rear