2017 Student Excellence Convocation

The College’s annual Student Excellence Convocation was held on Sunday, April 23, in the Halton Theater to honor 85 outstanding CPCC students. The criteria for this award is a minimum 3.0 GPA; notable work within the College, department, or community; demonstrated growth while at CPCC; contribution to their program of study; and not previously awarded this honor. Dr. Deitemeyer provided the opening remarks and introduced the guest speaker, Board of Trustees member, Mr. Richard "Stick" Williams. Mr. Williams provided meaningful advice to the honorees. Dr. Marcia Conston, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services, highlighted the special tribute to students. Using his broadcast voice, Mr. Jeff Rivenbark, executive producer for WTVI PBS Charlotte, provided a special recognition of each student. Instructors escorted award recipients across the stage to receive a plaque and acknowledgment. Dr. Deitemeyer recognized Philomena DePiante as the 2017 North Carolina Community College Academic Excellence award recipient and Phi Theta Kappa, 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. Dr. Edith McElroy, Dean for Levine Campus, congratulated students, parents, and families of the participants and then closed the event.

Congratulations to this year’s Outstanding Student Award recipients for their collegiate, civic and academic achievements. A special thank you is extended to individuals across the college who contributed or participated in this year’s Student Excellence Convocation. Your hard work made this year’s ceremony another successful event.