Annual honors banquet

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TCCC students recognized at annual honors banquet

Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers

Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College, awards Karen Morin her academic honor award at the college’s annual
Academic Honors Banquet on April 27.

Tri-County Community College 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 27 at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Peachtree.

“This event allows us to thank you for all your hard work throughout your time with us,” said Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College. “It is my privilege to be with you all tonight.”

The college’s four main 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.

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, recognized as Top of Class students, were also recognized at the banquet.

“These students have made many sacrifices to achieve the level of success on display here tonight,” said Dr. Stephen Wood, vice president for instruction and institutional effectiveness. “On behalf of the faculty and staff, we are all honored to be celebrating your achievements.”

Additionally, three students were honored for their nominations for annual state-wide awards. Melissa Myers was nominated for the 2017 Academic Excellence Award for her academic achievements and dedication; Michael Scroggs was nominated for the 2017 Dallas Herring Award; and Ivy Collins was nominated for the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.

Dressed in crisp white shirts and black slacks, Tri-County Community College faculty and staff took 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 Trevis Hicks, one of the advisors of the Alpha Beta Gamma honor society. “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 Tri-County Community College, contact Holly Hyde at 835-4219 or visit