Cape Cod Community College Awards Nearly $240K in Scholarships
At Cape Cod Community College's annual Evening of Excellence students from Barnstable were awarded scholarships.
Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation held its annual Evening of Excellence Ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, awarding $238,000 in scholarships to 150 students. Students were awarded scholarships for outstanding academic achievement, and campus and community involvement.Seven students, who graduated on May 24, were recognized for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA for their entire course of study. Each year, campus faculty and staff honor the second president of the College, E. Carleton Nickerson by contributing to the Nickerson Scholarship Fund, while also honoring those students who have earned straight A’s.
The awards were presented by 2011 Excellence in Teaching award recipient, Professor Hemant Chikarmane.
The seven Nickerson 4.0 scholars, who each received a $500 award, are:
Matthew Kusza AS, Environmental Technology Sandwich
Alexandria Puhl AS, Nursing Buzzards Bay
Susan Ostman AS, Early Childhood Education Orleans
Christopher Southwood AS, Environmental Technology Pocasset
Dennis Sullivan AS, Fire Science Plymouth
Cyril Wells AA, Liberal Arts Hyannis
Elizabeth Zachmann AS, Business Administration Duxbury
Since the creation of the College’s Educational Foundation (in 1983) as an independent, non-profit organization, more than $5.7 million in scholarships has been distributed to students. The scholarship program is a cornerstone of the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation raises more than $1 million annually to fund scholarships, improve College facilities, support innovative programs for students and faculty, and to promote the essential role the College provides to the Cape Cod and Islands community. This was the final Evening of Excellence as president for Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg, as she will retire at the end of June. She has been tireless in her efforts to further the mission of the College. For the last 14 years, President Schatzberg has taken great pride in the Evening of Excellence for it showcases what the community college means to Cape Cod, and what students and faculty can achieve together. Here is a listing of scholarship recipients by town.
Barnstable, West Barnstable
Jill Constas received the Bob Smith Memorial Rotaract Scholarship presented by the Rotaract Club of Cape Cod Community College.
Irina Johnson received the Paula Hibbett Memorial Scholarship presented by friends and family of Paula Hibbett, RN.
Junichi Sawayanagi received the John T. Forcellese Memorial Scholarship presented by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Forcellese.
Haley Cote received the Cape Cod Community College Journalism Award presented by friends of the MainSheet.
Jennifer Beaton received the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Scholarship presented by Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Mass. Chapter VI, Cape Cod & Islands.
John Locke received the Three Bays Preservation Scholarship presented by the Three Bays Preservation, Inc.
Bryan Rose received the Foster Furcolo Community College Scholarship presented by the University of Massachusetts Boston directly, not announced at the Evening of Excellence.
Yekuno Rutty received the Cape Cod Community College Student Senate Scholarship presented by the Student Senate of CCCC.
Jennifer Whelan received the Hyannis Rotary Scholarship presented by the Rotary Club of Hyannis.
Jennifer Cassidy received the W. John Grinnell/Kiwanis Scholarship presented by Kiwanis Club of Hyannis.
Eleanor Doherty received the Project Forward Basic Foods Scholarship presented by Kiwanis Club of Hyannis.
Norma Eberle received the Ann Estey Memorial Scholarship presented by the family of Ann Estey.
Tamora Engle received the A. Scott Williams Scholarship presented by colleagues, friends, and family of A. Scott Williams, and the John T. Forcellese Memorial Scholarship presented by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Forcellese.
Alexander Glenn received the Deborah A. Skinner Memorial Scholarship presented by Alice J. Burns, and the Bernard D. & Grace S. Grossman Scholarship presented by the Bernard D. and Grace S. Grossman Foundation.
Jianping Hong received the Karyn Van Kirk Memorial Scholarship presented by colleagues, friends, family who knew and valued Karyn.
Thomas Meizinger received the George Zografos Dunkin Donuts Scholarship presented by George Zografos, Dunkin' Donuts.
Clayton Palmer received the Cape Cod Community College Student Senate Scholarship presented by the Student Senate of Cape Cod Community College.
Renan Pereira received the Peter Dee Memorial Scholarship presented by friends and family of Peter Dee and the CCCC Academic Support Group.
Mary Richard received the Natalie S. Gardner and Eastham Council on Aging Scholarship presented by friends and family of Natalie Gardner and the friends of the Eastham COA.
Adris Thompson received the Cape Cod Community College Honors Program Scholarship presented by CCCC Honors Program.
Cyril Wells received the E. Carleton Nickerson 4.0 Award presented by the Nickerson family and the faculty and staff of Cape Cod Community College.
Wanice Vaughn received the Accenture Scholarship presented by William Green and Friends of Cape Cod Community College.
Denise Wiinikainen received the Cape Cod Community College Honors Program Scholarship presented by CCCC Honors Program.
Timothy Conway received the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Scholarship presented by the Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation.
Marie Murphy received the Barbara Jupinka Memorial Scholarship presented by family and friends of Barbara Jupinka, R.N.