Special to Iredell Free News

Mitchell Community College students and friends of the College were recently recognized for a range of achievements during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Awards included:

Club and Organization Awards

♦ Student Government Association Excellence in Leadership Award – Nicole Kennedy, Noah Leviner
♦ Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa–Officer – Jose Mendez
♦ Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa–Chapter Member – Lindy Sparks
♦ Phi Theta Kappa–10 Years of Service – Amanda Patterson, Nu Tau Chapter advisor

Academic Awards 2020-2021

♦ Above and Beyond Award in Information Systems – Melisa Ferguson
♦ Agribusiness Student of Excellence Award – Miracle Cline
♦ Business Leadership Student of the Year Award – Lydia N. Brotherton, Anthony D. Dalton, Echo L. Zelaya
♦ Composition Award – Maegan Michaux, Sophia Zifilippo
♦ Culinary Arts–Culinary Top Chef of the Year – Dilenny M. Rodriquez
♦ Culinary Arts–Rookie Sous Chef of the Year – Ashley Vences-Calderon
♦ Excellence in Criminal Justice Technology Award – Theresa Jayson
♦ Human Services Department Academic Award – Ingrid Arevalo
♦ Information Technology Networking Outstanding Student Award – Tomas Martinez
♦ Information Technology Software Development Outstanding Student Award – Stacy Smith
♦ Music–Academic Excellence in Music Award – Hannah Wilhelm
♦ Music–Advancement in Music Award – Carrie Hebner
♦ Music–Eason Music Award – Lance Moose
♦ Music–Excellence in Music Award – Donovan Cross
♦ Nursing–2021 Academic Achievement ­– Kristen Johnson, Tracy Massey, Jessica Mason
♦ Physics–Outstanding Academic Performance Award – Oliver Eisnaugle
♦ Physics–Outstanding Academic Performance and Leadership – Olivia Frisella
♦ Outstanding Curriculum Mathematics Student Award – Matthew Fisher, Harrison Kendall

Equity and Inclusion Awards

♦ 2020 – Victor Jesus Pavon – Student
♦ 2020 – Xavier Zsarmani – Community
♦ 2020 – Roy Davidson – Mitchell Employee
♦ 2021 – McKenzie Cox – Student
♦ 2021 – Synetta Long Raye – Community
♦ 2021 – Benjamin Pressley – Mitchell Employee

All-USA Community College Academic Team Nominee Recognition

♦ Olivia Frisella
♦ Anastasiia Shumeiko


For full awards information including photos, please visit mitchellcc.edu/awards.

About Mitchell Community College

Mitchell Community College serves 9,000 students annually through a variety of curriculum, continuing education and workforce development programs. With campuses in Statesville and Mooresville, Mitchell offers quality, affordable education options to residents of Iredell County and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.mitchellcc.edu or call (704) 878-3200 (Statesville Campus) or (704) 663-1923 (Mooresville Campus).

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