CSCC Students Receive NCHC Awards

CSCC Students Receive NCHC Awards

Holly Vincent
Monday, November 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Academics, All, Students

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Two Cleveland State Community College students recently received awards at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference. Yvette Krupansky won the John J. Hanigan Scholarship, and Cat Stanfield won Student of the Year for Two-Year College Students.
            
The John J. Hanigan Student Scholarship Award began in 2015 with its inaugural presentation at the 50th Annual Conference of NCHC in Chicago, Illinois. The student recipient must be currently active in honors with a demonstrated record of community service. The Scholarship will provide $500 to the honors program to be used for the student’s conference expenses.
            
Dr. Victoria Bryan stated, “As the director of the Honors program at CSCC, I’ve worked with Yvette for almost a year. She has demonstrated a powerful commitment to service, outstanding performance in CSCC’s Honors program, and an utmost dedication to her school work.”
           
“The experience of receiving the 2017 John J. Hanigan award at the National Collegiate Honors Conference was extremely special to me,” stated Krupansky. “As a non-traditional student, I have been out of the academic world for more than 35 years. This award gave me validity to my decision to return to college for my degree. This was very emotional for me, having never walked down an aisle to receive an award before in my life, and the purpose of the award being based on my involvement in community service was humbling.  I am extremely grateful for the faculty of Cleveland State Community College for seeing the potential in me and encouraging me to pursue this award.”
           
The NCHC Student of the Year Award is presented to honors students who are student members of NCHC, have made an impact on their Honors program, and who have participated in honors at the regional and/or national level.
           
Bryan stated, “I nominated Cat based on the impact she’s had on the program, her critical role in starting our Allies program, her commitment to jail and prison outreach, and her outstanding academic abilities.”
           
“I am thrilled to represent CSCC as the 2017 Student of the Year at a Two-Year Institution at NCHC,” stated Stansfield. “As I approach my final semester this upcoming spring, I am already reflecting on how proud I am to be a student here; my gratitude knows no bounds, from my fantastic Honors Director, Dr. Victoria Bryan, to the numerous professors that have already affected my life for the better. I am surrounded by faculty and staff who are just as invested in our futures as our present, and without the opportunities they have granted me throughout my time here, I would not possess this award. Achieving this is not something I have done alone, but the product of the positive impact that has been made in my life through Cleveland State Community College. I am honored to be a student here and to have represented a place so dear to my heart for the better.”

Photo Cutline: Pictured from left to right: Yvette Krupansky, Dr. Victoria Bryan, and Cat Stansfield.

           

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