KCC honors outstanding students at annual Awards Banquet

Kellogg Community College honored the college’s most outstanding students with 38 awards presented at the college’s annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 26, at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek, located at 12812 Harper Village Drive.

The Awards Banquet is an annual ceremony held to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement, and students named “outstanding” in particular curriculums or areas of achievement are given awards at the dinner.

The Kellogg Community College board, administrators and faculty are proud to honor the following students who have distinguished themselves by their academic success:


Annette Michels, Outstanding Graduate, Arts & Science Division, Full-Time Student

Kari Gremore, Outstanding Graduate, Arts & Science Division, Part-Time Student

Sara Agnello, Outstanding Graduate, Career & Occupational Education Division, Full- Time Student

Christina Heistand, Outstanding Graduate, Career & Occupational Education Division, Part-Time Student


Devin Mesecar, All-Michigan Academic Team 2012

Annette Michels, All-Michigan Academic Team 2012

Ashley Nearpass, Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete 2012

Addison Webb, Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete 2012

Marcus Douglas, Outstanding Student Employee 2012

Jody Youmans, Outstanding Student Employee 2012


Arts and Communication Department

Ambra Laforce, Outstanding Achievement in Art 2012

Jacob Smith, Outstanding Achievement in Communication 2012

Chelcie Ziegler, Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing 2012

Eric Otis, Outstanding Achievement in English 2012

Emily Cameron, Outstanding Achievement in Foreign Language 2012

Elizabeth and Guido Binda Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts Award

Samantha Kerwin, Excellence in Art – Binda Award 2012

Education Department

Kelley Parish, Outstanding Early Childhood Education Program Graduate 2012

Taelor Cope, Outstanding Education Major Graduate 2012

Math and Science Department

Allison Rieger, Outstanding Achievement in Biology 2012

Allison Boyer, Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry 2012

Christina Khim, Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics 2012

Steven Maurer, Outstanding Achievement in Physics 2012

Social Sciences Department

Patrick Withrow, Outstanding Human Services Program Graduate 2012

Elizabeth Curry, Outstanding Social Science Graduate 2012

Patrick Withrow, Service Learning Commitment 2012


Marcus Douglas, Breaking Traditions Graduate 2012

Jessica Sarnik, Outstanding Associate Degree Nursing Graduate 2012

Gerardo Torres, Outstanding Business Management Graduate 2012

Joseph Amaro, Outstanding Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology Graduate

Christina Heistand, Outstanding Criminal Justice Graduate 2012

Kimberly Trolz, Outstanding Dental Hygiene Graduate 2012

Bryan Dove, Outstanding EMS Student 2012

Kathryn Barnes, Outstanding Graphic Design Graduate 2012

Jill Fenstemaker, Outstanding Medical Laboratory Technology Graduate 2012

Lori Bailey, Outstanding Office Information Technology Graduate 2012

Marcus Douglas, Outstanding Paralegal Graduate 2012

Virginia Herweyer, Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Graduate 2012

Tiffany Davis, Outstanding Radiography Graduate 2012

Above are a handful of photos taken during the Awards Banquet. More photos from the event can be found on Kellogg Community College’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KelloggCommunityCollege/photos. More information about the Awards Banquet can be found online at www.kellogg.edu/studentlife/banquet.html.