Iowa Valley Grinnell honors students at seventh annual awards ceremony
Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell honored its students on Sunday, May 4, recognizing those intending to graduate and presenting awards. MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell, welcomed students, family members, faculty and staff who gathered for the ceremony and reception at the Grinnell High School Auditorium.
Nickle noted that this spring and fall there were 682 Iowa Valley Grinnell students who took a total of 4,443 credit hours. This will be the first year Auto Tech students will graduate with their Associate degrees. She expressed congratulations on behalf of the faculty and staff to the 40 diploma and associate degree graduate applicants (its largest class to date) and the winners of numerous awards presented for academic achievement and campus leadership.
Faculty and staff also honored the retirement of Joyce and John Wagner, long time adjuncts at Iowa Valley Grinnell.
The Iowa Valley Grinnell students will walk across the stage at Marshalltown Community College Commencement on May 9 in Marshalltown. Faculty members and support staff presented awards as follows:
LIST of award winners -
Outstanding Graduate: Beth Fisher
Dedication to Helping Others – Lorraine Vasquez
Commitment – Gregory Jansen and Sezen Tezic
Leadership – Nathan Moline
Academics – Jodi Blackford
High School Students – Joseph Schmidt and Anneliese Wiltfang
Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholars: Mark Vos
Student Activities Council (SAC) Members: Diana Carr, Sheri Berry, Jodi Blackford, Beth Fisher, Ashley Halterman, Lacy Johannes, Erin Johnson, Katherine Neesen, Tasha Ray, Bonnie Stewart, Cody Tague, Catherine Thompson, timothy Thorn, Andrea Urfer, Lorraine Vasquez, Mark Vos
Phi Theta Kappa Inductees: Sheri Berry, Jodi Blackford, Beth Fisher, Adam Geerdes, Joy Harland, Erin Johnson, Cassandra Kolars, Leland Link, Bret Moyer, Katherine Neeson, Dakota Owens, Emma Parker, Tasha Ray, Michael Renteria-Sanchez, Jeff Riddle, Eduardo Romero, Bonnie Stewart, Lorraine Vasquez, Mollie Warburton
PTK Pressing On Award: Beth Fisher and Joy Harland
Outstanding Online Student: Michael Propp
GED graduates: Randi Kriegel, Payton Martin, Michelle Nitchell, Skye Taylor, Paul Todd
Work-study students: Lorraine Vasquez and Beth Fisher
All-USA Academic Team: Beth Fisher and Erin Johnson
A news release listing all graduates from Iowa Valley Grinnell who have officially completed their degree requirements and have been conferred a degree or diploma will be posted on the Iowa Valley website and distributed to the media in August. This timing is to ensure that those taking summer classes have successfully completed all required coursework.
PHOTO CAPTION: Iowa Valley Grinnell students at the seventh annual Iowa Valley Grinnell Awards Ceremony on Sunday. Pictured, Front row (L-R): Emma Parker (PTK member), Lorraine Vasquez (Dedication to Helping Others award), Katherine Neeson (PTK member), Beth Fisher (Outstanding Graduate, PTK Pressing On award, All IA Academic), Joy Harland (PTK Pressing On award), Katina Woodfork, Sheri Berry (PTK member), Tasha Ray (PTK member).
Back row (L-R): Erin Johnson (PTK member, All-IA Academic), Leland Link (PTK, member), Mark Vos (Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholar), Charles Siefken, Michael Renteria-Sanchez (PTK member), Cody Tague (SAC member), Shanya Lindsey, Jessica Plants, Gregory Jansen (Commitment award), Tyler Dickenson, Mollie Warburton (PTK member).