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Local college students honored with banquet

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Beth Thomason, Tri-County Community College student, receives her 2018 North Carolina Community College System award for Academic Excellence from President Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers at the college’s annual Academic Honors Banquet on April 19 at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Peachtree.

Tri-County Community College held its annual Academic Honors Banquet for students to be recognized for their academic achievements, as well as their induction into national honor societies, in front of family and friends on April 19 at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Peachtree.

“This event is one my favorite out of the entire year because it allows us to thank you for all your hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College. “It is an honor to be with you all tonight.”

The college’s four honor societies — Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Theta Kappa, the National Technical Honor Society and Tau Upsilon Alpha — all had pledges recognized from the student body.

Also recognized at the event were students who had not pledged to an honor society but who had earned the distinction as Honor Students for having a cumulative GPA above 3.5, as well as the students graduating with the highest GPA in their degree program, who were recognized as Top of Class.

“These students have made many sacrifices to achieve the level of excellence on display here tonight,” Tipton-Rogers said. “On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to wish you the very best going forward.”

Additionally, two students were honored for their nominations for annual state-wide awards. Beth Thomason was nominated for the 2018 Academic Excellence Award for her academic achievements and dedication; and Naeem Ahmed was nominated for the 2018 Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.

For more information regarding academic honors at Tri-County Community College, contact Holly Hyde at 835-4219 or visit