The faculty and staff at Rhodes State College congratulate all the students who are receiving academic recognition.  We know how much time and effort you put into your studies to achieve this academic honor.  As graduation approaches, we wish you well in your future career and educational endeavors. Below is information on the students being honored this year for all of their achievements.  

Academic Awards program


Division of Health Sciences and Public Service

Alexandra Orion Howard, Dental Hygiene

Sophie E. Shaneyfelt, Human Services and Social Work Assistant

Austin Ryan Dean Leady, Medical Assisting

Morgan Anne HicksNursing

Shawna Renee NyeOccupational Therapy Assistant

Emma Lane KlingerPhysical Therapist Assistant

Dylan Everett Pitts, Radiographic Imaging

Brooke Louise Stephenson, Respiratory Care


Division of Technology and Liberal Studies

Addison Arleen Miller, Associate of Arts

Chase Edwin Wolford, Accounting

Jocelyn Logan Geise, Associate of Science   

Caleb Riley Sinning, Business Administration

Grant Nicholas Lovelace, Concrete Technology 

Ayaka Louise Koga, Electronic Engineering Technology

Gabriel Patton Colley, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Jacob M Overman, Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Brooke Madison Rettig, Human Resource

Harlie Lynn Dues, Marketing

Nathan Freed, Web Programming/Computer Programming


Chester Burns Award

Ayaka Louise Koga, Electronic Engineering Technology

Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s oldest and largest national honorary society for two year colleges.  Eligibility is completion of at least 2 semesters at Rhodes State College with at least 20 credit hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate’s degree with a 3.5 or higher GPA and adherence to the moral standards of the society.


McCormick Allen Ault
Luke Kenneth Best
Cassandra Irene Billings
Danielle Renae Blakeley
Torie Ann Bockey
Kandace Sue Crabtree
Olivia Ann Deitering
Destiny Ann-Marie Dunifon
April Anne Dunnett
Zoey Mckynlee Font
Nancy Joanna Gibbs
Hannah Grace Goodwin
Blessings D Gurley
Victoriano Imboden
Billie Jean Klauer
Danee Jalynn Krouse
Marissa Marie McPheron
Thomas Allen Newland
Jacob M Overman
Dylan Everett Pitts
Andrea Lynnette Potter
Teyah Ashley Sautter
Mary Christine Simindinger
Caleb Riley Sinning
Jennifer L Staude
Andrew David Stewart II
Brianna L Theis
Dominik Layne Tice
Erica Marie Uhlenhake

Alpha Beta Gamma 
The Two Year College Business Honor Society

Alpha Beta Gamma® is the National Honor Society established by business professors in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among Business and Professional students enrolled at two-year degree granting institutions. The society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has initiated more than 100,000 members.  Membership in Alpha Beta Gamma is open to students meeting the requirements (at least a 3.0 GPA and 12 earned credits) and following a course of study leading to a business-oriented career.


Estefania B Aurand
Courtney Rae Barthels
Logan Nichole Benny
Lauren Ashley Boggs
Tyler Anthony Bratton
Zoey Mckynlee Font
Nancy Joanna Gibbs
Janell Ann Greve
Laura M Gutierrez-Combs
Kelcey Ann Helmig
Alyssa Deiona Jackson
Shaina M Johnson
Taylor Catherine Kehres
Coral A Mabry
Anna Danielle May
Shannon Leigh McClure
McKayla Lynne McGough
Amanda Sue Moening
Zachary Noah Myers
Tressa Renee O'Dell
Haley Nicole Overholt
Mackenzie Mae Rader
Brooke Madison Rettig
Lori Ellen Rickett
Emmalee Rebecca Riddell
Daniel Lee Rittner
Monika Ann Russler
Samantha Rose Sadler
Brianna Jean Sanders
Rebekah Joy Schmersal
Samantha Rae Swygart
Christina Louise Taylor
Kyrstin Lee Warnecke
Ralph A Wiley

Alpha Delta Nu
The National Two-Year Nursing Honor Society

The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing


Adrienne Endsley
Mia Fonte
Morgan Hicks
Liudmila Homan
Mallory (Gross) Hurlburt
Theresa Steinberger
Emily Wischmeyer
Renee Wolford

Lambda Beta
The National Respiratory Care Honor Society

Lambda Beta Society (ΛΒ) is a national honor society sponsored and maintained by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).[1] It is an honor society specifically recognizing undergraduate achievement in Respiratory Care related colleges. Lambda Beta Society was formed in 1986 and has over 100 chapters in the United States as of 2011. Membership requires the undergraduate student to be a student of respiratory care and be in the top 25 percentile of their class.

Hannah Grace Goodwin
Kimberly Sue Okuly
Brooke Louise Stephenson

Lambda Nu
The National Radiologic Imaging Sciences Honor Society

Lambda Nu (LN) is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Its objectives are to:

  • Foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
  • Promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences
  • Recognize exemplary scholarship

Sigma Phi Alpha
The National Dental Hygiene Honor Society

The purpose of Sigma Phi Alpha is to promote, recognize, and honor scholarship, leadership, and service among dental hygiene graduates. It is the vision of Sigma Phi Alpha to enhance the role of the dental hygiene profession in its provision of quality health care to the public.


Tau Alpha Pi
The Engineering Technologies Honor Society

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology. Tau Alpha Pi membership is open to top-performing associate-degree and baccalaureate students in engineering technology programs. Induction requires nomination by a local chapter and, to be eligible, students must meet the requirements of their local chapter. These are designed such that every inductee is academically in at least the upper twenty five percent of their class.

The purpose of Tau Alpha Pi is two-fold: a)to recognize high standards of scholarship among students in engineering technology programs; b) to promote and encourage scholastic achievement by offering outstanding engineering technology students membership in the society.


McCormick Allen Ault
Carter A. Burden
Gabriel Patton Colley
Natalie Rose Duling
Jacob Thomas Evans
Ayaka Koga
Grant Nicholas Lovelace
Jacob M. Overman
Hunter Lee Reynolds
Mason T. Soper
Andrew David Stewart II
Khyler Conrad Stoll
Brody A. Williams

Tau Upsilon Alpha
The National Human Service Honor Society

The mission of Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.


Shelby Lynn Amsler
Shirley Binkley 
Brittney Kay Boop
Erin Boutwell                                      
Meridith Elise Brinkman
Alexandra Boroff
Ana Lucia Oliveira Carnauba
Miercedez Carter
Lewis Cheney
Andrea Kay Dafler
Brad Dietrich
Erica Harden
Shyanne Hartley                                               
Darcy Hitchcock     
Brittany Michelle Hover 
LaKendra Noel Jackson
Britanie J. Jones
David Langan
Breyana Skye LeMaster
Kali Savannah Lindeman
Genesis Nicole Lyons
Karmyn Alyse Martinez-Creath
Abby Lynn Phipps
Douglas Ray Roller                              
Sophia Shaneyfelt
Mara Soder        
Abigail P. Stoll
Bobbie J. Wimer
Nicole R. Wingate
Kellsie L. Winkle
Tereka Renee Denise Worthy