Chattanooga State Presents 2021 Hats Off To Excellence Awards

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hats Off to Excellence is Chattanooga State’s annual awards ceremony to highlight exceptional students, faculty and staff. The virtual presentation premiered Thursday, April 29 covering 10 award categories. The ceremony can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/mV4YqP7ZdoE. 
 
Distinguished Service Awards: 

President's Award – Kansas Bradley, Deborah Hale, Megan Mathews 
o Awardees have made a positive contribution to Chattanooga State Community College through their academic achievements, involvement in campus life, contributions to the campus community, or through their service to the community surrounding Chattanooga State. 

Eye of the Tiger – Reagan Brown, Keely Farris, Rocio Perez Ferrerio, Carla Frizzell, Adrian Grier, Anna Jones, Nicholas Korseska, Yesenia Miranda Lopez, Heather Sisemore, Melissa Staton, Zachary Tate 
o Awardees have succeeded while persisting against difficult situations. 

Advisor of the Year – Silang Sam, Asian Culture Club 
o Nominees are made by members of clubs and organizations and then determined by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff. 

Debbie Waggoner Above & Beyond Award – Marsha Barker-Goolesby, Adult Services director 
o The late Debbie Waggoner’s battle with cancer took her from us prematurely, but not before she left her legacy of student advocacy. Debbie worked ardently on behalf of students, and as the award is named, she went “above and beyond” the call of duty. 

Club of the Year - C.AD.R.E (Adult Student Club) 
o Only organizations that have achieved “Platinum” status within the Steps to Success rewards program will be eligible to receive the Student Organization of the Year as determined by a selection committee comprised of faculty and staff. 

All-Tennessee Academic Team Awards – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) 
o All-Tennessee Transfer Pathway Scholars – Leanna Harmon and Macy Tidmore 
o All Tennessee Workforce Pathway Scholars – Kylee Hancock and Savannah Hinderer 
o New Century Transfer Scholar representing Tennessee – Leanna Harmon 
o 2021 Coca-Cola National Academic Team Bronze Scholar – Macy Tidmore 

The 4.0 Awards are presented to students with a 4.0 GPA at the end of the 2020 fall semester, filed an intent to graduate, and who also have at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State.  
4.0 Awards by Division: 

Business – Ramzy Alahmad, Alison Branum, Malinda Hickman, Lakyn Moore, Miraina Patel, Jordan Rattanavong, Brittany Santiago 

Engineering & Information Technologies – John Bowman, Kyler Dennis, Brandon Hellin, Roderick Musgrave, Robert Trieber 

Humanities & Fine Arts – Sasha Hitachi-Kizziah, Luna Kilpatrick, Robert Steely, Emma Tuttle 

Math & Sciences – Abdol-Munim Abazid, Megan Ackerman, Lindsey Beacham, Madison Bradshaw, David Brown, Savannah Cooksey, Robin Eaton, Alexis Haney, Kailey Ingles, Alexandria Laughrey, Teagan Murphy, Saba Mustafa, Emma Myers, Alyssa Pendleton, Evyn Price, Tyeler Rawlins, Skyler Shrum, Mya Vandiver, Megan Wooten 

Nursing & Allied Health- Alina Drevenchuk, Lydia Hinchman, Bethany Hummer, Caroline Kaplan, Savannah Kelso, Mollie McClelland, Ansley McMillan, Elsa Moody, Kaylie Moores, Jonathan Parker, Joanna Rush, Dana Sharp, Kyra Sheron, Brooke Sutton 

Social & Behavioral Sciences – Gabriella Dupuy, Kaylin Fugatt, Deborah Hale, Angela Harvey, Jaclyn Nelson, Byron Russell 

Division and Departmental Excellence Awards are selected by division deans. Recipients must have filed an intent to graduate and completed at least 40 credit hours at Chattanooga State with at least a 3.5 GPA. 

Excellence Awards by Division:  

Malinda Hickman, Business 
Javier Ramirez-Alcaide, Engineering & Information Technology  
Sasha Hitachi-Kizziah, Humanities & Fine Arts 
Teagan Murphy, Mathematics & Sciences 
Kari Nicholson, Social Behavior Sciences 
Jonathan Parker, Nursing & Allied Health 
 
Departmental and Related Club Excellence Awards: 

Business: 

Malinda Hickman, Administrative Professional Technology 
Alison Branum, Entrepreneurship 
Leah Swafford, Graphic Arts Technology 
Brandon Lamphier, Management 
Joel Sawyer, Media Technologies 
 
Engineering & Information Technologies: 

Hannah Johnson, Automated Controls 
Arame Gueye, Chemical Engineering Technology 
Drake Christensen, Civil Engineering Technology 
Kassie Dover, Computer Science 
Victoria Bates, Computer Systems 
Jordan Williams, Construction Engineering Technology 
Mark Ammerman, Cyber Defense 
John Bowman Electrical Engineering Technology 
Skyller Beason, Engineering Systems Management 
Christopher Harmon, General Engineering 
Javier Ramirez-Alcaide, General Engineering 
Ami Sanchez-Barrios, General Engineering 
Olivia Neyman, Industrial Technology 
Joshua Blakey, Mechatronics Technology 
Benjamin Sumilong, Networking 
Madison Hunter, Non-Destructive Testing 
Robert Trieber, Nuclear Power Engineering Technology 
Kristian Turner, Nuclear Power Engineering Technology 
Keelin Doss, Programming 
John Tyrrell, Radiation Protection Technology 
Mikala Hughes, VW Mechatronics Technology 
Timothy Peltier, Service and Leadership, IT HUB 
 
Humanities & Fine Arts: 

Jacob Cronan, Instrumental Music 
Emily Skiles, Music Theory 
Roman Creed, Vocal Music 
Emma Tuttle, Leadership and Writing, Creative Writing Club 
Nike Reinke, Media and Leadership, Creative Writing Club 
 
Math & Sciences: 

Erin Wilcox, A&P and Nutrition Tutoring Natural Sciences 
Madison Bradshaw, Chemistry 
John Bowman, Mathematics 
Jesse Springston, Physics 
 
Nursing & Allied Health: 

Emily Panter, Advanced Pharmacy Technology 
Todd Johnson, Veterinary Technology Club 
Lindsey Comer, Veterinary Technology Club 
 
Social & Behavioral Sciences: 

Gabriella Dupuy, Anthropology  
Hannah Masterson, Education 
Jake Patterson, History Club 
Laura Farris, Psychology Club 
Zennia Nesmith, Psychology Club 

"See what Chattanooga State has for you this fall – we’ll be open," officials said. Visit www.chattanoogastate.edu.  



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