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Annual Awards Night Ceremony recognizes students for service, leadership, and academic accomplishments
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Annual Awards Night Ceremony recognizes students for service, leadership, and academic accomplishments

Aiken Technical College held its annual Awards Night Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, in the Student Activities Center gymnasium.

During the event, students were recognized for their leadership and academic accomplishments. The ATC Foundation also announced the current students who have received scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Below is a list of the Awards Night honorees.


Aiken Technical College Foundation Scholarships

The following current Aiken Tech students were selected to receive their respective scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Aiken County Community Association Scholarship

  • Ginger Ayers, North Augusta, SC
  • Lillian Brock, Aiken, SC
  • Stanquilla Davenport, Leesville, SC
  • Meranda Dold, Aiken, SC
  • Ziyi Guan, Aiken, SC
  • Madison Hill, Harlem, GA
  • Rachel Jameson, Aiken, SC
  • Shi'Tavia Johnson, Williston, SC
  • Tyeisha McKevie, Aiken, SC
  • Bridget Nelson, Summerville, SC
  • Bianca Pena, North Augusta, SC
  • Poyprapat Pongrujipitiporn, Aiken, SC
  • Tiffany Williams, Aiken, SC

Aiken Lions Club Scholarship

  • Samuel Baldwin, North Augusta, SC
  • Connor Mihoulides, Graniteville, SC

Aiken Sertoma Scholarship

  • Kimberly Lattimer, Aiken, SC

Angela Watkins Memorial Scholarship

  • Emily Perez, Aiken, SC

Ashley J. Little Family Endowment Scholarship

  • Christin Holloway, Blackville, SC
  • Stephanie Kelly, Aiken, SC
  • Bethany Wells, Aiken, SC

ATC Book Scholarship

  • Joshua Bodiford, Barnwell, SC
  • Gillian Garris, Aiken, SC
  • Destiny McElveen, Graniteville, SC
  • Xiaxieng Vangkue, Hephzibah, GA

ATC Industrial Maintenance Technology Faculty Scholarship

  • Shawn Wilson, North Augusta, SC

ATC Nursing Faculty Scholarship

  • Tonia Cathey, Appling, GA
  • Alicia Stevenson, North Augusta, SC

ATC Presidential Scholarship

  • Elizabeth Batchelor, Wagener, SC
  • Jodi Fogg, Aiken, SC
  • Ashley Fountain, North Augusta, SC
  • Ashley LaPan, Augusta, GA
  • MacKenzie Mercer, Warrenville, SC
  • Carmen Perez, Aiken, SC
  • Brodee Stewart, Aiken, SC
  • Vennita Walker, Barnwell, SC

BAE Scholarship

  • Karen Karlak, Aiken, SC
  • Tommy Nix, Wagener, SC

Ben and Gen Rhoden Endowed Scholarship: Nursing

  • Erica Brinson, Aiken, SC

Beta Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

  • Allyson Poole, North Augusta, SC
  • Melissa Williamson, Aiken, SC

Bridgestone Americas Scholarship

  • Kenneth Burke, Langley, SC
  • Brittany Castleberry, Williston, SC
  • Joseph Gorga, Trenton, SC
  • Mark Myers, Windsor, SC
  • Gracie Wilmoth, North Augusta, SC

Bridgestone Industrial Maintenance Scholarship for Females & Minority Students

  • Akita Allen, Lexington, SC

Centerra - SRS Criminal Justice Scholarship

  • Tametha Jones, Aiken, SC

Clifton Tyler Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship

  • Savannah Myers, Windsor, SC

CNTA Scholarship

  • William White, Aiken, SC

D. A. Norton Endowed Scholarship

  • Douglas Flores, Aiken, SC

Dale Phelon Endowed Scholarship

  • Antonio Abrigo, North Augusta, SC

Donald Bleasdale Memorial Book Scholarship

  • Reagan Pharr, Aiken, SC

Energy, Technology, and Environmental Business Association Scholarship

  • Sarah Farmer, Aiken, SC
  • Summer Bowden, Beech Island, SC

George Dickey Endowed Scholarship

  • Kayleen Crawford, Graniteville, SC

Greg and Betty Ryberg Scholarship

  • Victoria Cuevas, Beech Island, SC

Helen McCann and R. Virgil Rearden Endowed Scholarship

  • Simona Jokulis, Aiken, SC

Hilda Delionbach Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship

  • Courtney Stroup, Warrenville, SC

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County LPN Nursing Scholarship

  • Alyssa Keadle, Aiken, SC

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Nursing Scholarship

  • Candace Williams, North Augusta, SC
  • Taylor Jackson, Windsor, SC

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Radiologic Technology Scholarship

  • Sara Cenicola, North Augusta, SC

Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County Surgical Technology Scholarship

  • Lesley Garduno, Beech Island, SC

Jerry W. Waters Endowed Scholarship

  • Sara Emerson, Aiken, SC

Joe DeVore Endowed Scholarship

  • Ashton Clements, Aiken, SC

Johnny Hill Computer Technology Scholarship

  • Jonathan Jackson, North Augusta, SC

Marlin L. Knight Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship

  • Taylor Eagans, Aiken, SC

Mr. and Mrs. William Kolosvary Scholarship

  • Mary Reason, Aiken, SC
  • Destiny Glover, Ward, SC
  • Andrew Anderson, Aiken, SC

Nancy Moore Thurmond Endowed Scholarship

  • Jordan Leon-Guerrero, Graniteville, SC

Rogers Book Scholarship

  • Chandler Stewart, Beech Island, SC
  • Beverly Gaillard, Aiken, SC
  • Corine Curry, North Augusta, SC
  • Takia Council, Graniteville, SC

Rudy Mason Endowed Scholarship

  • Catherine Hogan, Aiken, SC

Sand River Woman's Club Scholarship

  • Ismat Hasan, Gloverville, SC
  • MaryAnn Brewer, Aiken, SC
  • Terri Anderson, Graniteville, SC

Shaw Industries Scholarship

  • Christopher Shamble, Batesburg, SC
  • Jason Rivera, Graniteville, SC
  • Cali Oswalt, Batesburg, SC

Surgical Technology Scholarship

  • Lesley Garduno, Beech Island, SC

Susan A. Winsor Endowed Scholarship

  • Manuel Alvarado-Molina, North Augusta, SC

Town and Country Club Endowed Scholarship

  • Andrea Still, Barnwell, SC

Welding Scholarship

  • Logan Young, North Augusta, SC

Women of Woodside Scholarship

  • Rebecca Van Camp, Aiken, SC

 

The Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Golf Classic selected the following students to receive their Bridge the Gap Veteran Scholarship:

  • James Arnold, North Augusta, SC
  • Ketorrin Edwards, North Augusta, SC
  • Shaunmekia Johnson, Aiken, SC
  • Kindell Harris, Evans, GA
  • Maegan Johnson-Harris, Augusta, GA
  • Lakisha Murphy, Graniteville, SC

Service Awards

The following students and organizations were recognized for their service and leadership as student leaders who have contributed to the Aiken Tech campus, the student experience, and the community.

Outstanding Service Award

  • Destin Freeman, Graniteville, SC

Most Ambitious Ambassador

  • Ziyi Guan, Aiken, SC

Most Impactful Student Organization

  • Student EMS Association

Action Ready Film Club

  • Destin Freeman, Graniteville, SC

Campus Ambassadors

  • Destin Freeman, Graniteville, SC
  • MacKenzie Fleming, Cayce, SC
  • Emmalee Wood, Warrenville, SC

Christian Life Club

  • Mackenzie Fleming, Cayce, SC
  • Joanna Sprouse, Aiken, SC

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

  • Ariel Arthur, Aiken, SC
  • Ismat Hasan, Gloverville, SC

Student EMS Association

  • Sidney Hobbs, North Augusta, SC
  • Christopher Huie, North Augusta, SC

Student Government Association

  • Jayla Hill, North Augusta, SC

Student Medical Assisting Association

  • Natalie Barton, Aiken, SC
  • Brittany Carter, New Ellenton, SC

Student Nurses Association

  • Kristin Seklecki, Graniteville, SC
  • Jessica Vargas, Windsor, SC

 

Outstanding Academic Awards

The following students were recognized for their academic achievements.

Buck Grant Award

  • Megan Sayer, Aiken, SC

School of General Education and University Transfer

  • Associate in Arts: Daisy S. Gonzalez, Graniteville, SC
  • Associate in Science: Serra A. Aiello, Evans, GA
  • Public Services: Noah R. Burton, Trenton, SC

School of Health Sciences

  • Mary E. Ball, Aiken, SC

School of Nursing

  • Tamara M. Shelton, Augusta, GA

School of Technical and Continuing Education

  • Business and Computer Technology: Stephen Swetman, North Augusta, SC
  • Technical Education: Steven D. Hess, Grovetown, GA
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