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MCC Awards and Recognitions (04/02/2014)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. –April 2, 2014– The following Monroe Community College students recently received awards and honors recognizing their achievements. Town of residence is listed in parentheses.

-- Seven Monroe Community College students have received the 2014 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in recognition for their achievements and excellence. They are Olivia Choma (Webster), Tashawn Desi (Brooklyn), Adrian Hale (Rochester), Krista Maltzahn (Webster), Rachel Peden (Irondequoit), Sean Reid (Perinton) and Chloe Vazzana (Webster).

The award recognizes students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement. Each recipient received a medallion at an awards ceremony in Albany, N.Y., on April 2.

-- Four Monroe Community College students have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2014 All-New York Academic Team, based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community.

As New York region first-team member, Jesse Redlo (Henrietta) will be eligible to receive full-tuition scholarships to attend a participating State University of New York institution for the next two years. Amelia Garcia (Chili) and Heather Maynard (Ogden) were named to the second team, and Rebecca Leavy (Lima) was named to the third team. All received a medallion at an awards ceremony in Albany, N.Y., on April 2.

Redlo, who expects to graduate in December with an associate degree in hospitality management from MCC, is also attending Rochester Institute of Technology. Garcia expects to receive a degree in criminal justice in May. Maynard is a health studies major and plans to graduate in May. Leavy, president of MCC’s honor society, expects to earn a degree in individual studies in May.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international community college honor society with member chapters that include MCC’s Alpha Theta Iota. Phi Theta Kappa co-sponsored the Academic Team recognition event.

-- Monroe Community College students in Alpha Theta Iota, a chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, recently received the Five Star Chapter award, the highest honor given to a chapter.

The chapter was recognized for a service-learning project that included developing a cookbook featuring healthy, time-saving and budget-friendly recipes to increase students’ and the local community’s access to healthy foods and to raise greater awareness of eating more responsibly. More than 100 copies of the book were distributed.

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