Middlesex Community College Leadership Recognition Ceremony

The entry below is being cross posted from the Middlesex Community College blog.

Once again, MCC’s students rocked the house at this year’s Leadership Recognition Ceremony run by the Student Activities office!  The annual awards dinner is getting bigger and bigger each year, recognizing MCC’s best and brightest.

The James E. Houlihan Jr. award for Student of the Year went to Melissa Wilson of Tewksbury.  Wilson (pictured below with TRIO advisor Patrick Guthrie) won the highest award a student can win at MCC, in recognition of exemplary participation in activities and support for the quality of student life at the college.

Students Rhaissa Menezes and Joseph Assenza served as hosts for the event:

The Dorothy O’Connell Unsung Hero award went to Brittany Tompkins of Groton.  The Core Commitments Service award went to Deborah Viscariello of Concord.  The MCC Student Spirit award went to Chloe Schneider of Billerica.

The night also saw a slew of other awards handed out as well, including:

Club of the Year went to the International Club. The Multicultural Club (seen below) won Program of the Year for its work with the fundraising efforts for the Japanese Relief Program: Save the Children.

Winning outstanding Club Members of the Year were Moses Kirori of Dracut (African Cultural), Chris Brophy of Winchester (AWARE), Jonny Keo of Lowell (International), Lidiane Wooding of Nashua, N.H. (Latinos Unidos), Yoo Min Cha of Acton (Business and Economics), Phesethpong Sean of Lowell (Dental Assisting), Camille Dulius of Framingham and Jess Southwick of Salem, N.H. (Elite Fashion), Tara Kirby of Billerica (Future Graphic Designers of America), Courtney Lynn Jones of Arlington (Performing Arts), Doreen Deshler of Chelmsford (Radio), Krystal Koester of Dracut (Radiography), Chloe Schneider of Billerica (STEM), Tony Ouch of Lowell (Basketball), Patrick Holland of Reading (Bowling), Steve Goff of Chelmsford (Dance), Chris Etter of Tewksbury (Hockey), and Juan Benjumea of Lowell (Soccer).

Making it on the list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges were Lisa Hintlain of Somerville, Jennifer Holst of Plaistow, N.H., Mona Kang of Woburn, Jessica Girouard and Tara Kirby of Billerica, Joseph Assenza, Leah Alloway, Keith Murphy, Chhayou Hak, Sokhadanith Yim, Chantheary Sok, Dara Sok and Huy Nging Lay all of Lowell, Fiona Logan of Wilmington, Melissa Lysick of Amesbury, Alison MacEachern of North Reading, Catherine Mazzuchi of Andover, Lynn McCann of Westford, Thu Nguyen of Malden, Krystyna Oatman of Chelsea, Carolyn Richardson of Ayer, Jessica Aiello of Waltham, Erica Arsenault of Revere, Yanina Batrin of Watertown, Andrea Bentz of Saugus, Amy Blood and Mary French of Pepperell, Gabriela Boscaja of Dracut, Diane Costin of Littleton, An Dang and Anna Santana of Lawrence, Courtney Hadley of Arlington, Eva Spear of Haverhill, Patrick Wilding of Winchester, See Wong of Lexington, and Renee Salvo of Concord.

Whew!  That’s quite a list!  Take a bow, everyone, and congrats to the Student Activities crew for pulling off another award-winning Awards Night!