SCF Venice Celebrates Student Success with Virtual Honors Convocation

(Bradenton, Fla., May 4, 2021) State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) recognized SCF Venice Spring 2021 graduates for their exceptional academic achievements and dedicated service to the college with a virtual Honors Convocation ceremony on Friday, April 30.

SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld welcomed the students, and Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Todd G. Fritch closed the ceremony with a charge to honorees.

“I commend our Manatees for their distinguished honors and take great pride in their commitment to representing our college community in spite of the unique circumstances of this past year,” said Dr. Probstfeld. “The fortitude you have displayed will equip you to successfully navigate your future.”

Fourteen SCF Venice paralegal students were honored. Five students received the Outstanding Advanced Technical Certificate in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies: Daisy Acevedo Gonzalez, Yesenia Balderas, Pamela Harris, Linette Hollandsworth and Anabel Martinez. Seven students received the Outstanding Associate Technical Certificate in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies: Jacob Schweighofer, Victoria Williams, Melissa Miles, Patricia Hogancamp, Brian Harrison, Elisabetta Alfonso and Ciara Bloomfield. The award for Outstanding Legal Research and Writing Paralegal Student went to Katie Boswell and Rachel Burr. Burr was also recognized as an Outstanding Paralegal Club member.

Bernadette Harris-Brodi also received a recognition for Outstanding Paralegal Club member, and Ryan Parker was recognized as Phi Beta Lambda team member.

SCF Studio Art honors recipients were Emily Raber, Best in Show; Tyler Hoffman, Graphic Design; Jordan Eyre, Painting and Sculpture; Angel Villegas, Drawing; and Isabella Cesta, Wheel.

Jaquelyn McNeil presented the Wayne Gulbrandsen Academic Scholarship for Single Parents to Jessica Lee Santiago.

Kayla Hicking was granted the Katherin Sherin-Zauner Excellence in Speech award.

Jordon Moran was presented the Darlene Wedler-Johnson Award for Outstanding Student in English and the Excellence in Digital Publishing award. Jonathan Lallement also received the Excellence in Digital Publishing award.

Abrielle Mannino received the Outstanding Student Award for Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, and was also named Honors Student of the Year.

The awards for Outstanding Students in Developmental Coursework were presented to Autumn Santana and Janice Link. Presencia Cheriyan received the Outstanding Literature Essay Award.

Other Outstanding Student Awards went to Matthew Ignotis, American History; Jason Garcia, International Relations; Kellie Koerick, Accounting; Phoebe Almero, General Chemistry; Joshua Motafches, Anatomy & Physiology I; Stephanee Tripp, Anatomy & Physiology II; Rinzin Dem, Biology; Christina Fischer, Mathematics; and Jenifer Tarricone, Creative Writing.

SCF congratulates all the students for their determination and diligence in achieving these awards.

Catherine Panik Mathematics Professor

  Catherine Panik, Professor of Mathematics, SCF Venice

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