MCC awards top academic honors
McCOOK, Neb. — Joseph Anderjaska of Hayes Center brought home McCook Community College’s top academic award Monday bringing home the Presidential award during Honors Convocation Ceremonies at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.
Katrina Arthen of Eagle River, Alaska won the Vice President of Instruction Award and Lewis Diankulu of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada won Vice President of Student Services.
In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average, Anderjaska was involved in every theater production, attended every student senate meeting and helped to start the college’s “Not Your Average Theater Group.’
“Joe is not only an excellent student, but is truly a nice man,” said one of his letters of nomination. “He completes his work on time, helps fellow classmates, and is always respectful and kind to fellow students and faculty.”
In winning the VP of Instruction Award, Athern was cited for excelling in academics and sports (softball) as well as serving the college and the community. Enrolled in organic chemistry she also served as a resident assistant and an active memb er of Phi Theta Kappa.
Diankulu, who won the VP of Student Services, captained the the MCC Men’s Basketball program and was cited for being an exceptional leader from the time he arrived on campus. This year he served as a resident assistant in Brooks Hall.
“Not a mean bone in his body, he is one of the all-time greats in terms of character and all-around students,” said his nomination letter.
Here are some of the other academic honors awarded Monday:
Math and Science Division Award Winners:
Kaylea Watson, Edison
Lindsey Fishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dylann Bylund, Colorado Springs,
Riley Weehler, Maloy, Iowa
Business and Technology Division:
Emily Karr, McCook
Molly Hardin, McCook
Bailey Kool, McCook
Humanities and Social Science Division
MegAnn Hadeen, Holyoke, Colo.
Allison Priddy, McCook
Professional Achievement in Student Support:
Faculty Achievement in Student Success:
Jessica Alberts (Wilcox), Jessica Premer, Lynn Salyer, Courtney Johnston, Norm Eilenberger; Taylor Stettner, Aurora; Brady Heinz, Haxtun, Colo.; Brad Wessels, Arapahoe; Lexi Ramirez, Omaha.