On Sunday, January 31, 2010, Hodges University will present its 12th Annual Student Recognition Banquet. The celebration, to be held at the Three Oaks Event Center in Estero, beginning at 1 pm, and will honor outstanding students of 2009.
Leading the list of exceptional students is the 2009 Student of the Year is David Dickson, a Criminal Justice major. The Student of the Year is selected from the twelve Students of the Month, which are nominated by peers, staff or faculty. The honorees are selected for recognition by the Academic Committee.
Individual programs of study will also present awards to exceptional students in the various programs at Hodges. At the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, Laura Bialy receives recognition in Accounting; Edward Holton, Business Administration; Tracy Quintana, Management; Frances Belasco, Master of Science in Management Program; Theodore Farah, Master of Business Administration Program; and Stacy Lentz, Master of Public Administration Program.
Awards in the School of Allied Health will be presented to Karin Johnson, Health Information Technology; Novlene Clarke-Levers, Health Administration; Michelle Simmons, Health Studies; Deborah Murray, Medical Assisting; and Natacha Delince, Master of Science in Health Administration Program.
The School of Professional Studies will recognize Jaime Carioggia, Applied Psychology; Tonda Soisson-Lawson, Interdisciplinary Studies; Melissa Jeda, Legal Studies; Sandra Burgado, Criminal Justice; Heather Stein, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program; and Margarita Pickett, Master of Professional Studies Program.
In the School of Technology, awards will be presented to Gail Spears, Computer Information Technology; Andres Jaramillo, Information Systems Management; and Michael Aybar, Master of Information Systems Management Program.
Dr. Ron Bowman, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development at Hodges, applauds these students’ efforts. “Each School has its own unique criteria in selecting a Student of the Year. The awards are not driven by the students’ GPA, but rather their demonstrated abilities both in and out of the classroom. The Student Recognition Banquet is one of the highlights of the academic year, giving the University an opportunity to recognize these honor students for their diligence in pursuing academic excellence.”