HCC Northeast celebrates student achievements
May 17, 2017
Each year, Houston Community College (HCC) students at Northeast College are recognized for academic excellence, leadership and outstanding community service. The annual celebration highlights students of all ages and backgrounds who have worked to achieve a high grade point average, as well as those who have participated in extracurricular activities at the college.
During the 2016 – 2017 academic year a total of 252 students achieved or maintained a 4.0 GPA at the Northeast College, thus qualifying them to receive the Presidential Award. Additionally, faculty nominated 18 students to receive the Excellence in Achievement award, which recognizes students for exceptional achievement in their class or career program. Northeast College student organizations also earned awards for community service and their dedication to providing a rich student experience on campus.
HCC student and Chess Club President Jeremy Brewster received the top leadership award for the organization’s work in the community. The chess club held a “Leave a Book, Take a Book,” donation drive for disadvantaged children. The organization collected children’s books from faculty, staff, and students across all Northeast College campuses and donated them to multiple organizations in the community.
“Our students do more than attend class, they commit themselves to causes beyond the classroom and serve as leaders on campus,” said Student Life Coordinator Ashley Rhodes Watkins.
David Wilson, HCC Board of Trustees District II representative, welcomed students and challenged them to continue achieving while encouraging others to go back to school. “You should be proud of what you have accomplished, but don’t be satisfied with that, you have more potential than you realize,” Trustee Wilson said. HCC Board Chair Eva Loredo also offered her congratulations to the honorees.
Sarah Joseph, Community Relations Director for Houston Rockets served as the keynote speaker. Her remarks offered key points for achieving success.
“Know that you are born to succeed, figure out your purpose, write it down, have a good attitude, monitor your thoughts, and choose your words wisely,” Joseph said. She closed by encouraging each student to be strong and courageous as they start their new journeys.
The Northeast College offers academic education and workforce training in various career fields. It is also home to the Global Energy, Public Safety and Automotive Centers of Excellence. For more information, visit hccs.edu