Area students honored at first annual HCC Outstanding Student Awards
Students from Highland Community College’s Highland campus were honored on Thursday, April 11, with a ceremony celebrating academic achievements. Students were nominated by faculty members in an area of study, and one Excellence Award was given in each of 11 areas. Honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members also were recognized for achievements in academics and conference awards.
Sabetha students who were honored included Alexis Wisdom, business; and Caroline Baybutt, PTK.
“We encourage students to grow in all areas and it’s important to recognize those that work hard to stand out academically,” said Eric Ingmire, vice president of student services at HCC.
In addition to academic areas, students were recognized for service and involvement on campus, in areas such as student government, student support services and serving as a Scottie Ambassador.
“We know students who are involved in extracurriculars often have higher rates of success,” Ingmire said, saying that this is just one-way HCC tries to encourage that participation.