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WKCTC Honors Night May 13
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Veterans Roy Henley and Kevin Quinn, both students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, have been named to the 2013 All-KCTCS Academic Team.

The two are among 91 students who will be recognized at WKCTC’s honors ceremony Monday, May 13 at 6 pm.in the Clemens Fine Arts Center.

The All-KCTCS Academic Team is sponsored by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and recognizes outstanding students of community and technical colleges. The selected students successfully represent high achievement in the areas of scholarship, service and leadership.

“Being selected to the All-KCTCS Academic Team is the cherry on top of a phenomenal year,” said Quinn of Livingston County. “I just can't believe I was selected for being myself. "

A Graves County resident, Henley agreed saying, “It’s such an honor to represent WKCTC, and a wonderfully, unexpected surprise.  As a student, you work hard and do the best you can; to be recognized for that commitment is such a great example for my kids.”

Following service in the military and working for several years, both Henley and Quinn were laid-off from their jobs. The thought of going to college made them both apprehensive.

“Having never experienced college life, and then beginning that life at 41 years old, I was full of anxiety as to how I would do, or even what to do,” said Henley.  “But teaching was always a dream of mine and I feel very blessed to be able to pursue that dream now at WKCTC.”

In the fall of 2011, Quinn started WKCTC’s Information Technology program. “I didn’t know where this current journey would lead when I started, but I sure am glad I had the courage to begin and I can’t wait to see where it goes.”

Henley and Quinn will be student speakers at the college’s graduation ceremonies on May 14 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center.

Henley and Quinn join the following students (listed by county) in receiving honors on May 13:

KENTUCKY

Ballard County

Matthew Green – All-USA Academic Team
Drew Myers - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Cyndie Wiggins - Advanced Nursing Assistant Honor Award

Caldwell County
Stephen Cox -  – Excellence in Engineering Technology
Nathan Wurts - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

Calloway County
David Harris - Construction Technology – Carpentry
Charrisa King - Cosmetology- Outstanding Overall Cosmetology Student
Cindy Lawson - Physical Therapist Assistant - Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award
Deneshia Wood - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

Carlisle County
John Boren -Excellence in Communications
Chaney Brown - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award

Crittenden County
Elizabeth Collins - Outstanding Surgical Technology Clinical Achievement Award
Amelia Giley - Excellence in Pharmacy Technology
Anna Hillyard - R.N. Academic Achievement Award; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Misty McDowell - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

Graves County
Rodney Crawford - Excellence in Engineering Technology
James Davidson - Excellence in Electrical Technology
Joshua Drouin - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Sean Hackel - Mathematics Honors Award
Aleshia Haley - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Roy Henley – All-KCTCS Academic Team; Excellence in Education: Secondary
Jordan Hunt - Excellence in Humanities
Sally Irvan - Outstanding Surgical Technology Academic Achievement Award
Victoria Jackson - Academic Achievement in Dental Hygiene
Teresa Letcher - Medical Information Technology Academic Excellence
Michelle Mandry - Advanced Practice Respiratory Care Academic Achievement Award
Tammy Mathis - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Toni Ramage - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

Hickman County
Audrey Jenkins - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
David Polsgrove - Academic Excellence in Automotive Technology

Livingston County
Jeffery Abel - Information Technology Outstanding Student Award; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Amber Biggers - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Kathern Hayes - Advanced Nursing Assistant Honor Award
Destiny Lee - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Kevin Quinn – All-KCTCS Academic Team; Information Technology Outstanding Student Award; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Kristie Stokes - R.N. Nightingale Award
Joseph Wood - Excellence in Social Science

Lyon County
Danielle Dukes - All-USA Academic Team; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology- Certificate of Excellence; Outstanding Radiography Student Award
Anna Ellis - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Lisa Sumner - Excellence in Pharmacy Technology

Marshall County
Michelle Allday - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Samantha Bellamy - Outstanding Radiography Student Award
Lea Clark - Office Systems Technology Academic Excellence
Thomas Colley - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Kassandra Criswell  - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Andrew Eller - Excellence in Visual Arts
Lesley Evans - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Margaret Mahoney - Excellence in Visual Arts
Megan Moss - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Adriann Rob -  Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Gretchen Rowan - Sonography Academic Outstanding Graduate Award
Eric Ziegler - Culinary Arts Outstanding Student

McCracken County
Chelsea Brantley - Excellence in Education:  Elementary
Amber’Lee Douglas - Excellence in Criminal Justice
Megan Caito - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Elizabeth Ceglinski  - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Victoria Edwards - Outstanding Clinical Cosmetology Student
Zachary Everhart - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Sue Gholson - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Matthew Hancock - Excellence in Physics; Mathematics Honors Award
Aaron Howard - Outstanding Achievement, Business Transfer
Karin Huber - Outstanding Achievement, Business Administration - Human Resource Management
John Kirk - Excellence in Theatre Arts – Performance
Steve Marberry - Air Conditioning Technology Outstanding Student
Crystal Melton - Excellence in Criminal Justice; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Alana Miller - Outstanding Achievement, Business Administration - Management Option
Casey Myers - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Ryan Nelson - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Roman Oundirenko - Chemistry Achievement Award Program
Kenneth Patterson - Student Achievement Award - Accessible College Education
Samantha Puckett - Excellence in Student Support Services
Sharon Quandt  - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Lauren Roberts - Academic Achievement in Dental Assisting
Kimberly Savage - Sonography Academic Achievement Award
Micah Seilheimer - Excellence in Biology; Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Kristen Tenorio - Outstanding Achievement, Business Administration – Accounting
Emily Thompson - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Trisha Trullinger - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Brenda Valentine - Excellence in Foreign Language: Spanish
Olivia Walker - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award
Tracy Williams - Advanced Practice Respiratory Care Clinical Achievement Award
Angelica Winscom - Outstanding Phlebotomy Student Award
Mindy Woodford - Dental Hygiene Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award
Eric Youngblood - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Melissa Youngblood - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges

INDIANA

Warrick County
Heather Moers - Academic Achievement in Dental Assisting

TENNESSEE

Henry County
Ashley Donaldson - Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
James Lucas - Excellence in Electrical Technology

Obion County
Alexias Snow - West Kentucky College Academy Student Achievement Award

Weakley County
Cassie Wilson - Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant - Clinical Achievement Award

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC)has been recognized for two consecutive years by The Aspen Institute as one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providing strong employment results for its graduates.

 

 


Published 01:03 AM, Sunday May. 05, 2013
Updated 05:55 AM, Monday May. 06, 2013

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