Annual Honors Banquet

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TCCC holds annual honors banquet for students

2016 Dallas Herring Award TCCC

Dr. Stephen Wood, vice president for instruction and institutional effectiveness at TCCC, and Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of TCCC, pose with Jose Renteria, TCCC’s nominee for the
2016 Dallas Herring Award.

Tri-County Community College (TCCC) held its annual Academic Honors Banquet for students and their families as they were recognized for their academic achievements, as well as their induction into national honor societies, on April 7 in the Enloe Multi-Purpose Room on the main campus in Peachtree.

“This event gives us the opportunity to give back to each of you for your hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of TCCC.

Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Theta Kappa, National Technical Honor Society, and Tau Upsilon Alpha all had pledges from TCCC’s student body.

Students who had not pledged to an honor society but who were graduating with a 3.5 or higher GPA, known as Honor Students, and students graduating with the highest GPA in their degree program, known as Top of Class students, were also recognized at the banquet.

Additionally, four students were honored for their nominations for annual state-wide awards. Elena Wimpey was nominated for the 2016 Academic Excellence Award for her academic achievements and dedication; Jose Renteria and Kristina Packer were nominated for the 2016 Dallas Herring Award; and Ann Woodford was nominated for the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.

“This was a record-setting year in terms of students and guests,” said Trevis Hicks, information systems and networking technology instructor at TCCC. “We had 169 people in attendance, and this event continues to grow each year.”
Dressed in crisp white shirts and black slacks, TCCC faculty and staff took great pride in serving the students and their guests at the banquet.

“Our faculty and staff volunteer their time every year to wait on the students at this banquet,” said Sherry Robertson, controller for TCCC. “What many people don’t know is that those same faculty and staff paid for the entire evening through their generous donations.”

For more information regarding academic honors at TCCC, contact Holly Hyde at 835-4219 or visit