At Aiken Technical College's awards night on Thursday, Faith Moore was recognized for several top honors during the ceremony.
Moore was announced as the winner of the George H. “Buck” Grant award in appreciation of her potential to enhance the image of the college after graduation next month.
She also received the Student Service Award for her volunteer contributions to the college, the student body and the community. Moore also was recognized as the Student Government president – joined by Vice President Angela Thomas, Secretary Ieshia Abney and Treasurer Mallory Harmon. Jeremy Hargis and Moore received the Phi Theta Kappa Award as the president and vice president, respectively.
Outstanding student award winners were Jeremiah Thayer, Amanda Rice, Sabrina Flanders, Joshua Jones, Courtney Wise, Carrie Shivel and Marilyn Manson.
In a speech to the students, the student development dean, Dr. Vinson Burdette, said their efforts and successes are well-known on campus, where they can find support and encouragement.
Technical advances over the past generation have provided new opportunities, he said, but they “have tested character and integrity” through identity theft, hacking and cyber-bulling. Burdette cited the perception of Albert Einstein, who noted technology has exceeded a sense of humanity.
“The need for civility is as great as ever,” Burdette said.
ATC scholarship recipients
• Presidential Scholars: John Bradham, William Lewis III, Cassandra Byars, Kristin Wallace, Matthew Jones, Michael Kneipp, Rebecca Turner, Hannah Gibson, Taylor Commons, Dawn Brantley.
• American Association of University Women Scholars: Sarah Batson, Neysa Aiken, Tina Corbin, Ashley Swartz, Emily Maclay, Ashley Trull, Marilyn Abellan.
• Beta Delta Chapter Scholar: Shaquenta Bryant.
• D. Bleasdale Memorial Book Scholar: Lamar Andrews.
• Bridgestone Americas Scholars: Tyler Hart, Nicholas Murrell, Chad Vincent.
• John D. Bryan Criminal Justice Scholar: Tony Cornachia.
• Henry Pickens Cato II Endowment II Scholar: Jessica Barlet.
• Hilda Delionback Nursing Endowment Scholar: Jermaine Mitchell.
• George Dickey Endowment Scholar: Melissa Hayslip.
• Energy Solutions Engineering Technology Scholars: John Strom, Forrest Tucker.
• Vernon R. Ford 2nd-Year Scholars: Sara Lewis, Laura Lewis, Brittany Fulmer.
• James Greer/Phi Theta Kappa Scholar: Gina Hastings.
• Larry D. Hawes Memorial Scholar: Paul Wittke.
• Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Scholars: Kelsey Church, Wesley Dingle.
• Marlin Knight Memorial Nursing Endowment Scholar: Emily Neal.
• Mr. and Mrs. Kolosvary Scholar: Amanda Houston.
• Lion's Cub of Aiken Scholars: Amy Jones, Kelly Holton.
• Rudy Mason Endowment Scholar: Ashley Morgan.
• R. Moldenhauer Human Services Scholars: Michael Kniepp, Megan Deegan, Suzanne Deegan, Taylor Cummings, Dale Martin, Eve Padgett, Lavaun Odom.
• Amelia G. Mottel Memorial Nursing Scholar: Victoria Carpenter.
• D.A. North Endowment Scholar: LeAnn Gibson, Taylor Melcher.
• Dennis and Pam Rogers Book Scholar: Concetta Adams.
• Sand River Women's Club Scholar: Shawna Walker.
• F. Smothers Memorial Book Scholar: Shelby Dixon.
• Nancy Moore Thurmond Endowment Scholar: Angela Thomas.
• Weldon Computer Technology Book Scholar: Brian Gavin.
• WSI-SRS Team Criminal Justice Scholar: Steven Waller.
• Aiken County Home Builders/Maurice Williams Memorial: Freddy Negrete.
• Women of Woodside Book Scholar: Zinaida Armosova-Jones.