St. Johns River State College administrators, faculty and staff recently gathered to honor students on the St. Augustine campus for their local, state and national academic achievements and participation in campus activities.
Jessica Jacobs and Anne Marie Widener were honored as the 2016 inductees into the SJR State Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award is presented each year to a select number of students who are recommended by faculty for their academic excellence and extracurricular involvement. Jacobs was also the recipient of the Dr. Applewhite Humanitarian Scholarship Award. The scholarship was created in honor of the late SJR State science professor Dr. Doug Applewhite and is awarded each year to one student for his or her diligent community efforts.
Stephen Blackman and Anne Marie Widener were recognized as being part of the All-USA Academic Team. Applicants are nominated each year for the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa honor society award. The team recognizes students for their academic achievement, leadership and service to their community.
Students recognized for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were: Ray Anderson, Stephen Blackman, Teresa Borzilleri, Greg Francois, Aaron Harris, Ashley Harris, Jessica Jacobs, Carol Schwartz, Hannah Sommers, Tina Terranova and Anne Marie Widener.
The Student Leadership Award was presented to Manny Mara. Mara serves as a Student Government Association representative, president of the campus’s Rotaract Club, and as the Director of Legislative Staff for the Florida College System Student Government Association State Executive Board.
During the ceremony, St. Augustine campus Executive Director Melanie Brown presented biology professor Kim Hakala with a gold pin in recognition of her 10 years of service as an advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Additional academic awards were presented, as well as recognition for members and officers of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the sailing, gaming and art clubs. SJR State’s active campus life is an open door for students to meet new people and take part in a dynamic teamwork and leadership capacity in clubs and organizations. These clubs and organizations provide extracurricular activities on campus and an opportunity for the students to participate in community service projects.
SJR State Vice President for Student Affairs Gilbert Evans, Jr., J.D., Ph.D. recognizes St. Augustine campus students Anne Marie Widener (center) and Jessica Jacobs as the 2016 inductees into the SJR State Hall of Fame.
SJR State Vice President for Student Affairs Gilbert Evans, Jr., J.D., Ph.D. (left), recognizes St. Augustine campus students for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. First row, from left: Tina Terranova, Ashley Harris and Anne Marie Widener. Second row from left: Carol Schwartz, Jessica Jacobs and Aaron Harris. Not pictured are Ray Anderson, Stephen Blackman, Teresa Borzilleri, Greg Francois and Hanna Sommers.
SJR State’s Student Government Association President Grant Tomasino presents math instructor Mark Wilson (left) with the Professor of the Year award.
SJR State’s Student Activities Coordinator Stephen Tomasovitch presents Manny Mara (right) with the SJR State Student Leadership Award.
St. Augustine campus Executive Director Melanie Brown presents biology professor Kim Hakala with a gold pin in recognition of her 10 years of service as an advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.