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MCC Recognizes Top Achievers for 2020


Brooke Fogg
Brooke Fogg
Sumer Williams
Sumer Williams

Mott Community College honors its outstanding academic achievers for 2020. Top honors awarded by MCC include the Phil Braun Award, the Paul Karr Award, MCC Honors Program Diplomas, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society members and academic division awards.

The Phil Braun Award recipient for 2020 is Brooke Fogg, of Burton. The Phil Braun recognition is given annually to the student who has obtained the most outstanding academic achievement of all graduating students. The award was originally established in 1941 by Phil Braun, local businessman.

Fogg is graduating with an Associate in Arts degree as well as an Associate in General
Studies. She has a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the Honors College, and recently earned the Honors College Diploma and Medallion. She is also a member of the National Leadership and Successes as well as Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges. In addition, Fogg is a member of the Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society, and participated in the 2019 Flint Student Research Conference. Outside of academics, Fogg volunteers as a tutor at Motherly Intercession, a local agency servicing the needs of children with parents who are (or were) incarcerated. She also volunteers with her church in the nursery. She will transfer to the University of Michigan-Flint to pursue a degree in Social Work. Her long-term goal is to complete a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree.

The Paul Karr Award recipient for 2020 is Sumer Williams, of Millington. The Paul Karr Award is given each year to the graduate chosen to represent the class as its best citizen on the basis of scholarship, character and service. This honor is noted on the student’s permanent record.

Williams is graduating from the Media Arts and Entertainment Technology Program and will be graduating with an Associate in General Studies. She is a Trustee Scholar and a member of the Honors College. Williams was consistently on the Deans’ List and has a 3.9 GPA. She served as the extern for the Educational Media Services Department during her tenure at MCC. Additionally, Williams was President of the Executive Board of the National Society for Leadership and Success, where she served as team lead on a homelessness care package project and helped assist in the NSLA Thumb Correctional Facility program. Her other memberships were in the She also served on the MCC President’s Student Advisory Council, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Black and Gold Media Club. Williams was also a member of the prestigious Campus Clown Troupe, part of the Honors Program. Her clown name was Glitter. She will pursue a Mass Communication, BS from Rochester University. Williams won the Dr. Lynne Boyle-John Schimpf Scholarship Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Michigan Chapter, worth $3,500, to pursue her Media Arts studies.

The Honors College Diploma is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of four honors sections including the Honors Colloquium, have completed all the criteria for an associate’s degree and are graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA. Students who will receive the Honors College Diploma at commencement are:
Cameron Clolinger, of Davison
Kevin Eathorne, of Burton
Joseph Ebert, of Fenton
Brooke Fogg, of Burton
Janelle Gaby, of Burton
Ismael Guerra-Macias, of Flint
Andrew Hatton, of Flint
Emma Hemingway-Hill, of Linden
Victoria Hendricks, of Swartz Creek
Travis Justice, of Flint
Brianna Mann, of Linden
Maiya Mashack, of Flint
Kaylee Meyers, of Flint
Micah Mitchell, of Flint
Samantha Morris, of Swartz Creek
Peyton Nixon , of Swartz Creek
Wyatt Nyswaner, of Clio
Natalie Ovadek, of Davison
Krystal Parks, of Flint
Margaret Popyk, of Grand Blanc
Mikayla Reynolds, of Columbiaville
Micayla Sandlin, of Swartz Creek
Corissa Shafer, of Swartz Creek
Austin Shepp, of Flushing
Brooke Taylor, of Burton
Peyton Tipton, of Flushing
James Viar, of Montrose
Emily Warner, of Grand Blanc
David Watts, of Flint
Caleb Watts, of Flint
Sumer Williams, of Millington

Additionally, College divisions recognize students for academic performance. These awards are given at separate recognition ceremonies within the division or department and include:

The Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division Awards are given annually to students in Fine Arts & Social Sciences disciplines, community members and outstanding faculty. Student awards criteria require the recipient to be a graduating sophomore, have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, they must have completed two or more classes within the discipline and have earned a 3.5 GPA in each of those classes. The 2019 awards and recipients are:
• The Meredith Mead Memorial Award in Early Childhood Education is given to Rosemarie Rideout, of Flint.
• The Psychology Award recipient is Jack Kelly, of Clio, and Wyatt Nyswaner, of Clio.
• The Media Arts & Entertainments Outstanding Student Award is given to Isabella L. Hough, of Fenton, and Sumer Williams, of Millington.
• The Outstanding Music Freshman Year Student is Eric “Will” Blake, Jr., of Swartz Creek.
• The Outstanding Music Sophomore Year Student is Caleb D. Robinson, of Flint.
• The Music Technology Award is given to Rolla “R.J.” Etter, of Flint.
• The Criminal Justice Award is given to Dominique Miller, of Burton.
• The Geography Award is given to Jacob Winter, of Swartz Creek.

The Technology Division Awards are given annually to students enrolled in one of the technology-related occupational degree programs at MCC who exhibit outstanding effort and professionalism in their field of study. This year’s recipients are:
• The Outstanding Graduate in CAD and Design recipient is Jamie Bothwell, of Linden.
• The Outstanding Graduate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration recipient is Eric Athey, of Otisville.
• The Outstanding Graduate in Computer Information Systems recipient is Jennifer Wagner, of Clio.
• The Outstanding Graduate in Automotive Technology recipient is Robert Bennett, of Burton.
• The Outstanding Graduate in Electronics and Electrical recipient is Chase Borgerson, of Howell.
• The Product Design Challenge Team First Place recipients are: David Alexander, of Davison, Cassidy Graziano, of Swartz Creek, and Dierra Pierce, of Saginaw.

Service Learning Awards:
Rebekah Harmon, of Flushing, earned the Outstanding Community Impact award from the MCC Experiential Learning Office. The award is given to students who make service an integral part of their college experience, demonstrate significant contributions to community, encourage others to participate in service, and has make efforts to build partnerships between their campus and communities. The recipients also demonstrate personal growth on the impact of their engagement as well as demonstrates a commitment to lifelong engagement.

Melissa Ruboyianes, of Flushing, is the recipient of the Commitment to Service Student Award for outstanding contributions to service, encouraging others to participate in service and supporting community partnerships.


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May 21, 2020
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