Rhodes State College News

March 20, 2019
Rhodes State College to host 2019 Academic Award Ceremony

LIMA OHIO -- On Wednesday evening, March 20, at 6:30 pm, over eighty-five graduating students who have excelled in their studies at Rhodes State College will be honored during the 2019 Academic Awards Ceremony. Honorees include individuals with grade point averages of 3.5 and higher; twenty-seven Outstanding Students will be recognized by faculty members from each of the College’s three academic divisions: Arts & Sciences, Business, Technology & Public Service and Health Sciences, A. Chester Burns Award and the All-Ohio Academic Teams. As well as the Honor Society Inductees from Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Beta Gamma and Lambda Nu. The event will take place in the Keese Hall Multipurpose Center at Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima.

Honorees with GPA 3.5-3.69: Ethan Nathaniel Bish, Andrea Kay Dafler, Erica Renee Davenport, Tobechukwu Chukwueme Dick, Steven Ray Dunahay II, Ashley A Fischer, Halie Renee Gilroy, Matthew Ray Hermiller, Amanda Alice Heuerman, Justin David Hickey, Taylor Michelle Hites, Chantel Rea Holtzberger, Rachel Lynn Hook, Elizabeth Ann Hylton, Allison Nicole Jenkins, Taylor Rae Kaufman, Kya Chantilly Kerns, Victoria Jacqueline Krendl, Katherine Kelly Liesner, Kayla Marie Mansfield, Derek Robert Markley, Colleen K Martindale, Kacie Michelle Mulholland, Ethan Thomas Nietfeld, Darby Joy Olson, Abdihakim Mohamed Omar, Rebecca Rose Peters, Josh Richard Prater, Holly Anne Rindler, Nicole Marie Smith, Lauren Alice Stauffer, Joshua Clinton Tattrie, Stephanie Marie Troutwine, Richard Darrell VanAtta, Jr., Sara Ann Wagner, Benjamin Joseph Weihl.

Honorees with GPA of 3.70-3.94: Jenna Marie Winner, Shelby Lynn Amsler, Kelsey Noelle Ball, Drew A Best, Cassandra Faith Branan, Connor Robert Britt, Carl Anthony Cornett, Calen Nathaniel Crawford, Stefnay Lynn Dick, Brad W. Dietrich Jr., Kasandra Elizabeth Farson, Laura Elizabeth Foust, Diane Dorothy Friedrich, Alicia Marie George, Brian James Good, Christopher Marion Grillot, Meagan Catherine Hand, Lucas Allen Herrmann, Melissa Marie Jorrey, Lindsey Marie Kelly, Harold John Kuhbander, Daniel Lyn Lehman-Dunifon, Allison Rose McClurg, Amber Nicole Muhlenkamp, Tosha Kaushall Parekh, Alexis Marie Pate, Autumn Nicole Rowe, Madeline Rae Schroeder, Spencer Riley Seibert, Jaclyn Fay Sell, Brock E. Sharp, Kayla Faith Sharrard, Tyler Adam Sharrard, Tyler Daniel Siefker, Jacob Dylan Spencer, Brett Matthew Stover, Briggs Austin Thatcher, Darian Kay Tijerina, Toshia Marie VanBuskirk, Nicole Rose Wingate, Caitlin Ann Wolfe, Dillan Christopher Woods, Nicholas Ryan Young, Ethan Ivan Zorn.

Honorees with GPA of 3.95-4.0: Kaitlyn R Carder, Karissa Sue Dorn, Ryan Josiah Drerup, Lori Lyn Hagerman, Elizabeth Marie Iszory, Nathan R Langenkamp, Lauren Nicole McDonough, Alton McPheron.

Outstanding Student Awards: Division of Arts & Sciences: Allison McClurg, Associate of Arts; Ashlin Ciara Toland, Associate of Science. Division of Business, Technology & Public Service: Lindsey Kelly, Business Administration; Elizabeth Marie Iszory, Accounting; Isaac S. Hatfield, Mechanical Engineering Technology; Meagan Hand, Early Childhood Education; Brad W. Dietrich, Jr., Human Service; Audrey Defibaugh, Law Enforcement; Brock E. Sharp, Digital Media Technology; Christopher Mason, Business Administration; Toshia VanBuskirk, Accounting; Briggs Thatcher, Network Security; Carl Cornett, Human Resources; Luke K. Best, Electronic Engineering Technology; Tyler Alan Wilder, Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Breanna Vanderpool, Concrete Technology; Nicolas Young, Web Programming/Computer Programming; Logan Gunner Williams, Advanced Manufacturing.

Division of Health Sciences: Autumn Darnell, Physical Therapist Assistant; Stefnay Dick, Medical Assisting; Karissa Dorn, Occupational Therapy Assistant; Harold Kuhbander, Nursing; Marlea Myles, Respiratory Care; Holly Rindler, Dental Hygiene; Sara Wagner, Nursing; Caleb A. Westerfield, Radiographic Imaging.

2019 A. Chester Burns Award: Nathan Michael Giesman, Electronic Engineering Technology.

All-Ohio Academic Team: To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college president. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. The rankings for the All-Ohio Academic Team are determined by the scores nominees receive in the All-USA Academic Team judging. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and community service involvement. Rhodes State students, Alton McPheron, Darby Olson, Gracie Prine and Jenna Winner earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors and will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 25, 2019, at the State House Atrium in Columbus.

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology. Founded in 1953, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. The purpose of Tau Alpha Pi is to recognize high standards of scholarship among students in engineering technology programs; and to promote and encourage scholastic achievement by offering outstanding engineering technology students membership in the society. 2019 Inductees: Logan G. Williams, Advanced Maintenance Technology; Luke Best, Electronic Engineering Technology; Caden John Schroeder, Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Faculty Inductee: Dr. Charles Butcher, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology. Honorary Inductee: Steve Peck, Regional Coordinator, Greater Northwest Ohio Tech Prep Consortium.

Alpha Beta Gamma is an International Business Honor Society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business and related curricula at degree-granting academic institutions. Since its founding, over 60,000 business honor students from accredited community, junior and technical colleges have been initiated into the society.

2019 Inductees: Accounting: Emily Escobedo, Kyli Lause. Business Administration: Kenzi Conrad, Carl Cornett*, Matthew Good, Erica Davenport, Lindsey Kelly*, Christopher Mason, Brian McGuire, James Naumann, Caylee Rieman, Adaleigh Rowe. Culinary: Daphne Bowersock, Kayla Mansfield, and Lauren McDonough. Digital Media: Katelyn Brown, Claire Metzger*. Executive Administrative Assistant: Amanda Heuerman*, Kathleen Krier. Human Resources: Carl Cornett*, Kennedy Fagan, Lindsey Kelly*. Marketing: Claire Metzger*. Medical Administrative Assistant: Amanda Heuerman*. Network Security: William Parkins. Paralegal: Makenna Callahan. Web/Computer Programming: Louis Crow III, Michael Kich. (*Denotes student is pursuing multiple degrees)


Media representatives are invited to meet with Rhodes State College representatives before the event from 6:00 – 6:15 pm. For more information contact: Melissa Sponseller, Assistant Director, Marketing & College Relations Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima OH 45804, 567-242-5975. Sponseller.m@rhodesstate.edu

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