Friday, April 27, 2007

Two From JCC Are Academic Excellence Winners

JCC students Erica Massey, left, and Kelly Jo Capps are recipients of the 2007 North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award. Two students from Johnston Community College have been selected as winners of the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award. Kelly Jo Capps of Pine Level and Erica Massey of Smithfield were chosen based on their academic achievements and outstanding leadership. Capps, of Pine Level, is pursuing her associate’s degree in medical sonography from JCC. After graduation, she plans to study at Mount Olive College and earn her Bachelor of Science degree. The daughter of Ken and Connie Capps, she served as a student ambassador this year. “It was truly an honor to receive the Academic Excellence Award for 2007,” Capps said. “By receiving this award it proves that studying hard doesn’t go unrecognized.” Massey of Smithfield will graduate from JCC’s radiography program in May. She plans to work at Wayne Memorial Hospital while she continues her education in the nuclear medicine program at JCC. The daughter of Michael and Debbie Massey, she served as a student ambassador for two years and is a member of the Radiography Club. “It is a great honor to be the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award,” Massey said. “I have been working very hard on building my career in radiology at Johnston Community College and this award is a great way to represent the college wherever I go.” Dr. Don Reichard, College president, praised the students for their hard work and academic success. “We at JCC are so proud of the outstanding achievements of Kelly and Erica,” Reichard said. “We are very fortunate to have students with their academic accomplishments and initiative representing the College, and we wish them continued success in the future.” Capps and Massey were two of 116 students enrolled in community colleges across the state to receive the award. They were honored Tuesday at a luncheon at the Hilton North Raleigh.


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