Date: May 8, 2006
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PNC Students Earn Honors
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central students have earned a number of honors in recent weeks.
The Chancellor's Award for Honoring Diversity Scholarship went to Thomas "Fujii" Stockstill of LaPorte. He is involved on campus as a tutor with Student Support Services, served on Student Government and has been a part of the Construction Club, Social Work Club, Dean’s Leadership Group and Campus Crusade. He has participated in Faculty Senate and in the Martin Luther King celebrations at PNC. In the community, he has been involved with support groups, church activities, Habitat for Humanity, clothing drives, inmate outreach and as a kindergarten and day care volunteer. He received the Legacy Foundation, Inc., 2004 Legends Scholarship.
The Indiana CPA Society for the Outstanding Accounting Student at PNC was awarded to Kenny Wong, Valparaiso. The award was presented based upon grade average, proficiency in English, math, and speech, willingness to accept responsibility, extra-curricular activities, and moral character
Campus awards that were presented include:
Club Of The Year - Delta Sigma (Science Club)
Club Advisors Of The Year - Gary Demski and John Coggins, Dean’s Leadership Group.
Club Member Of The Year - Susan Antoszewski, Westville, TRIO Club.
Leadership Award - Susan Antoszewski. She accomplished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Sciences in a mere three years, while finding time to sit in executive positions in multiple clubs, participate in various fundraisers, tutor others in various subjects and be managing editor of the student-run newspaper. She is married with three daughters.
Outstanding Student Of The Year - Annette Meadows. Meadows experienced a series of childhood illnesses; married and had children before beginning her college career. She has been president of Student Government, Psychology Club and TRIO Club and a Dean’s Leadership Group member. She was involved with a number of community volunteer activities. She plans to pursue her master’s degree in psychology at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
Volunteer Of The Year - Keri Marrs, academic advisor. Karrs led a group of students to Mississippi to work on two Habitat for Humanity homes. She not only raised on-campus awareness of the trip and solicited volunteers, she also coordinated a variety of on- and off-campus fundraising activities. She has kept the momentum high as students continue to volunteer their time to Habitat for Humanity and raise money and donations to help the ongoing project.
Student Government Scholarship - Ginny Borolov, Michigan City.
Student Services Diversity Initiative Mini-Grants - Psychology Club and the Business Leaders of Tomorrow.
Members of the PNC Student Government Association for 2006 – 2007 academic year will be:
President J.D. Coggins, Valparaiso; Vice President LouAnn Ramsey, Michigan City; Treasurer Matt Martinez, Portage; Secretary Adam Dobrzeniecki, Dyer. Student representatives are Chase Sorrells, Valparaiso; Nick Williams, Portage; Lacey Ridge, Anderson; Amanda Ritthaler, Valparaiso; Jon Charlson, Valparaiso and Stephanie Warnke, Michigan City.