ASWN Hosts Awards and Appreciation Event
Outstanding Western Nevada College students and faculty were this month honored during the 13th annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet at the Governor’s Mansion.
Awards were presented to students for academic excellence, tutoring, peer mentorship and athletics; those in the Latino cohort and in student government; and faculty members for outstanding teaching and service during the 2012-13 academic year.
Dr. Robert Morin, a political science professor at WNC, delivered the keynote address. Nevada Regents Allison Stephens and Ron Knecht were special guests during the dinner and awards ceremony presented by the Associated Students of Western Nevada.
Awards for academic excellence were presented to Theresa Vaughn, Communication and Fine Arts; Christine Croskery and Tamara Cleveland, Nursing and Allied Health; Whitney Snider and Kristy Williams, Science, Mathematics and Engineering; and Leana Garcia, Technology.
Other student awards were given to Maria Diaz, Latino Cohort Award; Sharlene Manriquez, Student Ambassador Award; and Martin Cortez, Tutor of the Year Award.
In addition, Peer Mentoring Awards were presented to Daren Kight, Don Boebel, Christina Connell, Michael Hunter, Laura Kruse, Cynthia Matthes and Nilzara Pietri.
Outstanding student athlete awards were presented to Michael Umscheid of the baseball team and Ali Lostra of the softball team.
Faculty of the Year honors went to Michael Hardie, Ed.D., of Douglas, and Ryan Stryffeler, Ph.D., of the Carson City campus.
Susan Trist, WNC coordinator for Disability Support Services, received the Nevada Board of Regents’ Academic Adviser Award. Also during the ceremony, ASWN recognized college faculty members and staffers Shelly Bale, Connie Capurro, Derek Clinkenbeard, Christina Hillis and Dan Neverett with Outstanding Service Awards.
Press Release: April 24, 2013
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