Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) recently held its 66th Commencement Exercises with 421 graduates receiving either an associate of arts degree, associate of applied science degree, or associate of arts in teaching degree (234 graduates participated in the commencement ceremony). The Outstanding Service Award, the President’s Award, and Dean’s Awards were presented at the ceremony.
The President’s Award was presented to Ariel Barron of Richmond. The President’s Award is presented each year to a graduating student based on excellence in scholarship, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, general leadership ability, and the promise of future achievement. The Outstanding Service Award was presented to Jeanie Wilson of Palacios. The Outstanding Service Award is presented to the graduate who best exemplifies the spirit of service to the college and the community.
Two Dean’s Awards were presented to students with the highest grade point (GPA) average for the associate in arts degree, and the associate in applied science degree based on a 4.0 scale. Eliot Lyon of Bay City received the Dean’s Award for the associate of applied science degree. Ariel Barron of Richmond and Alejandro Perozo of Katy received the Dean’s Award for the associate of arts degree.
The WCJC Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Barbara Lynn of Houston, WCJC instructor of Early Childhood. The award is presented annually to one or more full-time instructor(s) whom embody WCJC’s mission to build dreams and transform lives by making a difference inside and outside of the classroom.